July 29, 2007

Ladybird Fridge Magnet

Filed under: Kids Projects — sarah @ 11:12 am

Lady bird

At the Scouts’ Centenary camp there were these little plywood animal shapes with little magnets in the back of them. This activity was really aimed at Cub- and Beaver-aged children, so primary school age but again it appealed to the older age groups too!

I found that I had to paint one to show one group how to paint them. :/

We used water-based washable poster paints so it was important to tell the children beforehand that they had to start with their base colour and let each layer dry, otherwise it would smudge and mix the colours.

The other thing I found is that the paintbrushes children are expected to paint with are really hard to use!

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