I’m finding it very challenging to find books about artists suitable to a 3.5 year old (even a mature one) at the library. We did find a fiction one on Michelangelo; hence his feature on our Artists and Art. However, the book was a bit disappointing in terms of learning about the sculptor/painter.
After reading the book Michelangelo’s Surprise, looking at some of the paintings of the Sistine Chapel, and rereading the little blurb about him in Discovering Great Artists: Hands-On Art for Children in the Styles of the Great Masters , we painted on paper that I’d taped under the table and pretended we were Michelangelo painting the Sistine Chapel. It’s an easy project, though a bit messy. I’ve done it with my third graders who delighted in splattering paint all over themselves. You can turn it into a non-messy project by using crayons or colored pencils, chalk or oil pastel; but, you will be removing a lot of the fun factor (for the child) from the experience!
I didn’t photograph this project as I didn’t want to risk getting paint on my new camera as we painted upside down – all three of us, even the toddler! (I was feeling brave!)
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