Craft Spotlight: Big Huge Dinosaurs!

12 May, 2014 0 comments Leave a comment

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To give your Big! Huge! Dinosaur a unique appearance, use balloon painting! This cool technique keeps little fingers clean while generating a fun painting experience.

R75424 Big! Huge! Dinosaurs are perfect for large scale fingerpainting projects. The sheet itself reaches roughly 3 feet in length, but you don’t need a whole lot of paint to cover it up! Fingerpaints spread evenly across the special paper material, especially when children are eager to fill in all the blank parts of the canvas.

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Designing the dinosaur’s skin is the best part. What colors will you choose? And what kinds of patterns will you organize the colors in? To help simplify this process, we asked our little artists to use balloons!

_DSC0166Dip the balloon in paint.

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DSCF7067Our campers loved being able to make their own impressions with the balloons!

_DSC0170Some of the balloons were used just like paintbrushes. The paint was spread evenly across the surface of the dinosaur.

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Why were balloons important to use? Well, the rubber of the balloon expands and contracts when it’s applied against another surface.

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This helped to create a splotchy, ripply effect on the dinosaur paper, making it look like the dinosaur’s skin!

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Although some students may feel overwhelmed by the largeness of the dinosaur canvas, the dinosaurs are perfect for group painting activities. Combine groups of students together to develop fine motor skills while creating a work of art!

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We have great project ideas available at the PDF guide, which you can access here!

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