When the kids walked into art class last week and saw the blocks of wood and paint, they couldn’t believe it! Were they really allowed to paint on them?
One little girl told us a story about how she once drew on wooden blocks. She said her mom didn’t get mad. Then they all started to chat and share more stories, saying “me, too!” whenever they recognized familiar parts of someone else’s narrative. This block painting party was very much of a collaborative art experience, with all of the kids working towards one end and sharing the same experience. It was a beautiful thing!
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Here’s what you’ll need for your own block painting experience:
Wooden blocks (I got 1 1/2″ and 2″ cubes)
Recycled jars or glasses
Focus was intense from the beginning as they realized that each block has six sides!
Some kids are just inherently neat. Some are not.
This boy was the champ. He never stopped painting for an entire hour. He also discovered that you could print with the blocks if you put enough paint on and stamped it on the paper. It’s so exciting to watch discovery and creativity in action.
I can’t recommend this art experience enough! The results are so beautiful. You can keep the blocks for yourself, or give them as a gift. The holidays are coming soon!