J and I have a bit of a thing for crayons and squiggling. So when Galt Toys requested us to participate in the Mini Masterpiece challenge, we jumped at the opportunity. The challenge for this task was to recreate 'The Kiss' by master painter Gustav Klimt.
Galt Toys very kindly sent us a set of six finger paints to use in our version of the masterpiece. J is 3 years old and a master at using finger paints. But after checking out the intricate detail in the original artwork, we opted to use something a little more precise. Like crayons.
|Colouring with crayons|
|The Kiss by Gustav Klimt - in rainbow colours|
Gustav Klimt used gold leaf in his original. We decided to use multi-coloured tissue paper instead. So the pink, blue and green got scrunched up into tiny balls while the yellow got torn into small pieces to replicate the gold leaf effect and add some texture to our creation.
J loves glue. And he loves everything shiny. Here was the perfect opportunity to whip out our large bottle of golden glitter glue. The sparkle in my 3 year old's eye at this prospect would have put the glitter to shame.
What followed was J's favourite part. I squirted large blobs of golden glue on his painting. J used his fingers to smudge it all over.
|Smudging glitter glue|
Then he grabbed a handful of the tissue paper bits and thumped them onto the glue. The process was repeated till we had 'The Kiss' smothered in glitter and tissue paper.
|Adding the gold leaf|
|Thumping it in place|
This is what we ended up with. One very colourful painting and one little boy with very shiny, sticky fingers.
|J's version of 'The Kiss' by Gustav Klimt|
Disclaimer: We were sent a set of 6 finger paints by Galt to participate in the Mini Masterpiece challenge. All opinions expressed in this blogpost are my own.