A while back, a friend of ours gave Avery a copy of Leo Lionni's Little Blue and Little Yellow. One day, I pulled out some Arches paper that I had stashed away from a bookbinding class I took in college and Avery got to do some watercolor based on Little Blue and Little Yellow. We read the book and then Avery painted with the colors blue and yellow, mixing them and overlapping them on paper.
We used Glob paints (our first time using them). Glob's natural paints are made from fruits, vegetables, plants, flowers and spices, such as blueberry and lemon verbena. The paints come in powder form and I like that you can make different consistencies based on how much water you add. Avery loves painting and I can't wait for our next storybook-based art experience!
Post by Michelle Sterling of Avery and Augustine
You can see her work and read about her two young children's first forays in cooking, art and everything in between at Avery and Augustine.