Thursday, April 8, 2010

Raindrop Plop Watercolor Crayon Resist Art Project

Has it been raining where you are? Yesterday it came down in buckets and unfortuately for us, we had errand to run. We were out in the rain but ER didn't mind one bit. She absolutely LOVES to carry her umbrella and get all dressed up in her boots and matching rain coat. She lives for rainy days.

Walking through the parking lot, I looked back and could barely see her, the umbrella was so big. It was all umbrella and boots. Instantly, I thought of the the book Raindrop Plop! and was inspired to make our own crayon resist watercolor version of the cover.First a little bit about the book, via product description:

One little raindrop,
dark, dark sky.
Two little raindrops,
clouds go by...

How many ways can you have fun on a rainy day? From one little raindrop to ten toes soaking in a warm bubble bath, there are lots of things to see and count until the sun comes out again. In between, there are silly boots to pull on and puddles to splash in and a rainy backyard just waiting to be explored. A spirited rhyming text that’s ideal for reading aloud and cheerful illustrations capture the unexpected pleasures that a little wet weather can bring to a young child’s day.

Here are the steps to create our project:Use a green crayon to draw the horizon on a piece of paper. Scribble in grass but don't color in bottom portion complete. Scribble with blue crayon on the top for the sky.
Watercolor with the cooresponding colors both potions of the paper.
Draw an umbrella, skirt, and boots. Just simple line drawings. Cut out and paint in with watercolors.
Glue as shown above. Attach poem with the first half of book's text in empty space. For the complete text, click here.

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17 Friends Said:

Christianne @ Little Page Turners said...

You know we do book projects all the time, but I hadn't thought of attaching selections from the book to the artwork. Thanks for the inspiration. :)

Nichol said...

What a great project...she is getting cuter everyday. She is a doll.

Ticia said...

That is way too cute!

Mommyof2girlz said...

Wonderful project, she did an awesome job and as usual is just adorable doing it :)

Jenny said...

Cute! My sister was supposed to plan our stART project this week and this is the book she had picked out! We couldn't get together, but we'll have to read it soon.

An Almost Unschooling Mom said...

Adorable - I love the unbrella, with a skirt, and boots - it's just too cute.

Brimful Curiosities said...

Love the artistic jewelry she is wearing...a must for all talented artists! It's been raining here as well so we may try to hunt down this book!

Michelle said...

What a great idea, I love the idea of attaching a selection from the book onto the art project!

Thank you for linking up to stART and sharing your ideas with us :0)

Char said...

What a cute book and project. I think I will go pick the book up from the library since our theme for the past two weeks has been April's Showers.

Playing by the book said...

I arrived here via stART and no 20 minutes later I'm finally commenting - your blog is beautiful (your daughter is VERY beautiful!) and full of lovely things. I love the enthusiasm that comes through in the posts. And I love the sound of this book - my kids love to "puddle-bust" (as they call it) and so I can imagine this book would be a hit with them too!

Trudie said...

Looks so cute! Love how it turned out!

JDaniel4's Mom said...

What a great song, book, and craft!

MaryAnne said...

This is really cute - great way to make a picture book memorable!

sbswtp said...

What a cute project!!! It came out great :)

Melissa: Mother to 3 Little Sprouts said...

What a great idea! A great way to remind the kids of the story that went with it! I love it!I am now following you cute blog!

Melissa from Home Grown Families

Valerie @ Frugal Family Fun Blog said...

I love this project, plus ER couldn't possibly get any cuter!!

Michelle said...

Very neat project! I love that you made the connection with the story and all the rain - very timly. And very sweet. =)

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