Have you seen the gorgeous airplanes we made in the last post? All the instructions are here. To personalize the craft the children poured paint on these. Each child was given two airplanes. We had some paints that were almost finished, so they were diluted with water and the children easily poured paint from these. If you have little paint left in a bottle try adding water and pour on a craft before tossing, it makes a beautiful marbelized artwork.
Step 1 – get the airplanes and add to a container. An empty wide box like the ones you get at Costco, Aldi or Sams Club will do well. Get the paints and give to the children.
Step 2. They can pour as much paint to cover the airplanes. The box will catch the extra drippings, make sure the box bottom is secure to prevent leakage. You can add newspaper to the bottom of the box to prevent paint from ruining your table if it leaks through. Let the kids pour.How beautiful are all these colors? The children all selected the paints they wanted and poured in their own unique way.
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Step 3. The painted aircrafts were then placed on a foam plate to dry. The paint was very runny and some areas had more paint than others so, these were left to dry for some days. Step 4. After they were completely dried, I added some mod podge to seal the color. I had gloves on when applying the mod podge spray in a ventilated the room. This was done over the weekend when the children were away for some days. This step can be skipped if you are not comfortable sealing the airplane.
After the seal was dried the airplanes were removed from the foam plates. Aren’t they adorable? I truly love how beautiful they all are. Each child made their artwork their own. Don’t you love when children actually do some if not all their artwork..especially the preschoolers and up?My daughter Senu, is a budding feminist that believes strongly in woman power. She read the book Amelia Earhart to the children which sparked the craft of these beautiful aircrafts.
Have fun making these with your children, while sharing about Amelia Earhart. Miss Sue 🙂
The children had much fun flying these airplanes around. They stretched their imagination and venture. They pretended they were flying over the Atlantic ocean, but there were no volunteers for the plane that went down with Amelia. 😐