I wanted a quick art project today. Something that went along with our All About Me unit and was easy to prep. Something that the children would enjoy. After much thought – I had it! Crayon resist painting! But, I thought, how do we get it to go along with the theme? I decided they could paint their name! What’s better than celebrating each child’s name with an art project? I knew they would love that (and they did)! What I did was take a 12 inch by 3 inch piece of white construction paper and write the child’s name on it using a white crayon. Then I invited each child over to paint their paper using liquid watercolors. As they painted they watched their name emerge!
I thoroughly enjoyed watching each child complete this art project. They would start painting and then suddenly their face would light up with surprise and I’d hear: “Look – a letter!” I’d smile and ask them if they thought more letters would appear as they painted. Usually they’d start painting faster – some naming the letters as they went. I loved the way their faces would light up when they realized that it was their name they were uncovering! It was magical for them – most had never done this kind of art project before – and I love when I can watch them experience something for the first time! 🙂