Tuesday, September 16, 2008

When crafts don't go as planned.

I tried a new painting craft with the little ones in my extended day program. I do arts and crafts in the afternoon with 3 year olds. I set up the table for painting. I pulled out the paints and watered them down so they could plop it on the paper and then blow it around with some straws. I thought it was a great idea, and had seen it done with much success. Somewhere along the way my project ran off the tracks. I am not sure if it was the straws that I had or if the paint was not right, but I could tell that I was losing the kids, and fast. I had planned ahead though and the paint brushes were just across the room. I had taken them out just incase the straw blowing was not their thing. Just as one of them said they were finished I held up the paint brushes, and instantly they were refocused!
Thank goodness plan B was a success! Now they will get to go home with beautiful water color pictures, instead of a blob of paint on the paper!

8 comments:

Shop326 said...

lucky you had a plan B! I can only imagine

Emily ~ Little Window Shoppe said...

Way to have a plan B. I don't think I would have thought of that. So I'll keep this in mind!

Hyla Waldron said...

Glad it worked out!
~Hyla
http://earthyfinds.blogspot.com

Lorrie Veasey said...

I did this with my 3 year old and she kept sucking the paint UP through the straws, instead of blowing it!

amy said...

with children, it's always good to have a plan b.

Kari said...

That great that you were prepared in case it didn't work. That is definitely where you will loose kids fast.

Vanessa said...

Yay for a plan B!

Anonymous said...

what about having them suck it up through the straw and then projectile it onto the paper? Or at each other? That might be more fun