It’s Virtual Book Club for Kids time of the month again and this months Author is David Shannon – this is another new to me author and we had a lot of trouble decided which book we wanted to read from the many on Amazon this month. In the end we choose A Bad Case of Stripes.
A bad case of Stripes – Tape Resist Art
With a fantastic moral behind the story about being true to yourself it’s a wonderful book for kids. J and T didn’t quite get the meaning of the book but they loved watching how Camilla Cream changed throughout the book. They were both captivated by the Stripes that she changed to on the first page and we decided to get arty with some stripe art.
Having seen their enthusiasm for stripes I knew exactly what we should do – some tape resist stripes, helped by the fact that I discovered some masking tape in the shed that would be perfect.
What you need to create some tape resist stripes
How to create tape resist stripes to go with A bad case of Stripes
I set up an invitation to create for J and T with some paper, tape (notice the 2 rolls of tape to prevent arguments) the book that we had been reading and 4 colours of paint and brushes for them to use.
They then painted over the stripes inspired by the colours of the stripes on the cover of the book. This was great for T who is starting to pick up some colour knowledge and whilst she painted we talked about the colours she was using.
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Cerys is a marine biologist, environmental educator, teacher, mum, and home educator from the UK. She loves getting creative, whether it is with simple and easy crafts and ideas, activities to make learning fun, or delicious recipes that you and your kids can cook together you'll find them all shared here on Rainy Day Mum.