We've been having a lot of fun with circle art, but today the younger girls (ages 4 and 6), were feeling Valentinesy. So, we changed our color palette to pinks, purples, and reds...
...to make some Frugal Family Fun Blog inspired, Valentine's place mats.
The girls had a terrific time placing circles onto contact paper. And, once they were covered, and trimmed, they made for a pretty festive lunch.
The only thing that could top a morning of so much crafty fun, would of course be an afternoon of finger painting more Delaunay type circles - again in pinks, purples, and reds, because the girls were still feeling very Valentinesy. Oh, and they were thrilled to be finger painting, but in the picture below, they were really concentrating - so no gleeful smiles.
I wasn't sure how finger paints, a four and six year old, and a complicated geometric design would come together, but it worked out pretty well.
The girls were very careful to follow the pattern, and wait for instructions, if they got confused. And, with the exception of a couple of bloopers, they pulled it off. Proving that even with a preschooler, finger painting can be orderly. Not that it has to be, just that it can be.
And, that despite what Alphonse thinks he knows...
...circles can be Valentines. Actually, we don't really know what Alphonse knows, because neither the library, nor our local bookstore, had the book. After reading a number of Kindergarten teacher reviews, about this book, and it's entertaining, simple look at shapes, I was pretty tempted to order it from Amazon.
But, impulse book buys can be the death of a homeschool budget, and we don't have that many more preschool, or Kindergarten, Valentine's Days ahead, so I resisted. The girls were just happy with what we could find at the library, anyway.
Which was not about circles, or shapes, at all, but was quite Valentinesy.
It's great to be a homeschooler.