Thursday, December 3, 2009

Art to celebrate the Holiday Season!

Please Touch Museum's Program Room has some new activities to help usher in the holiday season!

At our 'Shaving Cream Paint' activity, kids can create their own paintings using a unique type of paint, a mixture of shaving cream, glue, and liquid water color paint. The glue added to the shaving cream makes it more viscous and thick, making it easier to use as a painting medium and enabling it to dry nicely in place.

'Tracks in the Snow' uses the same paint mixture as Shaving Cream Paint, except in this activity kids can use it to create their own winter landscapes on construction paper. Once they make their snowy patch, kids can use animal toys to make animal prints and tracks, to create a unique and beautiful nature scene.

Continued from November's programming, kids can create a card for someone they love at our 'Holiday Cards and Mail Art' activity. We emphasize the importance of staying in touch with families and friends especially during this holiday season. As we play and create we are aiding in school readiness. This activity acts as a basic introduction to the mail system by showing our little visitors how to write and address a letter. In addition, we practice memory recall by remembering what you liked most about your visit!

We do hope you'll come see us in the Program Room this holiday season to take part in our open-ended, child directed, and process driven art experiences!

Happy Holidays!

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