Wednesday, April 27, 2016

MAGIC Color Transfer Art!

Did you ever play with carbon paper as a kid?  (Hmm... have I just seriously dated myself here?)  I LOVED that stuff.  You stuck it behind a sheet of blank paper, went to town doodling, lifted up your carbon paper and then ooh la la!  Instant copy.  So, so cool.  Today I'm sharing an easy and fun art activity that hearkens back to good old carbon paper.  We're making ourselves some colorful, color transfer art!  (It's like making your very own rainbow carbon transfer paper!)

Magic Color Transfer Art!

Magic Color Transfer- Easy and fun art activity for kids!
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I got this idea from a really neat book- Tangle Art and Drawing Games.


Magic Color Transfer- Easy and fun art activity for kids!


My bloggy friend Jeanette (who blogs over at Craftwack) is the author of this seriously fun kids art book.  She sent me a copy to review and my son and I went to town with it.  :)  The activities are so incredibly kid friendly.  They're easy to do, super fun, and require very little set-up (which is a must nowadays!)  So if you're looking for some easy ways to encourage creativity at home, definitely check this book out.

And now... are you ready to make some MAGIC color transfer art?   Ok! Here's what you have to do.  

Grab a sheet of regular paper.  Fold it in half vertically.  Color one half with crayons (really, really hard) or just use oil pastels.  Make sure to fill in every nook and cranny with color!

Magic Color Transfer- Easy and fun art activity for kids!

Then, fold your paper back in half.  Press hard and draw a design!

Magic Color Transfer- Easy and fun art activity for kids!

Then, open your paper to reveal your design... in multi-color!  Tada!  Isn't that neat?  The activity was so easy to do, we did the activity together while the baby napped.

Magic Color Transfer- Easy and fun art activity for kids!

And then since the baby took an extra long nap... we did another one together.  :)

(So cool right?  It really is like rainbow carbon paper.)


So definitely check out Jeanette's Tangle Art and Drawing Games  for this activity and others!



 
     

Magic Color Transfer- Easy and fun art activity for kids!


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