My children have almost all, outgrown Don Freeman's Corduroy. So, we checked out Corduroy's 4th of July one last time, before they all pass him by.
It's a simple board book, but the illustrations are colorful, and innocent, and depict perfectly the Independence Day we're looking forward to - with picnics, lawn games, parades, squirt guns, and fireworks. We just can't wait!
To pass the time, we decided to do another firework craft. This time with crayon scratch.
First, we colored rainbow streaks across our papers. Thanks to Debbie at Children Grow, Children Explore, Children Lean, we knew to use the waxier crayons we got sometime back, with a restaurant coloring sheet, instead of our Crayola crayons, for the base colors.
We colored over our papers with black crayon.
Then, we used the back side of pens, to scratch the black away, in lines, revealing our fireworks.
For more story stretching arts, and crafts (and even another craft idea to go along with Corduroy's 4th of July), check out this week's stART (story + ART) link-up, at A Mommy's Adventures.
It's great to be a homeschooler.