With wax crayons, draw lots of fish and under the sea creatures. Look at the creatures on this picture from Julian is a Mermaid for inspiration. You might want to talk about if you have ever seen any sea creatures in real life. Was this at the seaside? On a boat trip? At the aquarium?
Once you have done that, you will need some watery paint. Watercolour paints are best but you could dilute poster paints to give them a watery consistency. Try to choose colours that represent under the sea. Then with a paintbrush, brush the paint over the top of the whole piece of paper, including over the top of your wax crayon drawing. You may wish to check it works on a scrap piece of paper first. You should notice that the water based paint 'resists' the wax! Then let your artwork dry.
If you wanted to, you could print out a photograph of yourself and stick it on the picture so it looks like the sea creatures are your mermaid tail, just like Julian! Don't forget to post a picture of your artwork on Tapestry.
Have a go at making a Robots and Doughnuts inspired picture. First of all you will need to think about the setting, where is your robot going to be. Create the setting first, it’s up to you how you do this. You could paint/draw the setting, whether it’s mountains, the park, in space etc... or you could make a 3D model in a box. Next add your robot, and finally a doughnut. Try and think creatively. Maybe you could make some little cardboard springs so your robot looks like it is coming out of the page, maybe you could use real sprinkles to decorate your doughnut.
Eric Joyner decided to paint Robots and Doughnuts because he decided that he just wanted to paint things that he liked, even though you wouldn’t usually find Robots and Doughnuts together! I want you to choose two of your favourite things, two things that you wouldn’t usually find together. This could be unicorns and pizza, dinosaurs and ice cream, monsters and jelly, etc! Create your own artwork based on these things. You might feel inspired to tell a story about your artwork, your grown up can scribe this and send it to me. You can contribute some of the tricky words or some of the words you know how to write when your grown up is scribing for you.
Please post a picture of your artwork on Tapestry as I would like to create a virtual art gallery for you to view each others work.
Talk about the different parts of a flower whilst looking at photographs or real flowers in the garden. Try to use accurate vocabulary like stem, petals and leaves. You could even challenge yourself to use ambitious vocabulary like anther or stigma! Maybe you could draw and label a picture of a flower. Do some planting and growing, if you have enough, you could put your plants in different places and see how this affects how they grow. You could put one in a cold place, one in a warm place, one outside, inside, one in the light, one in the dark, water one, don't water one... and see the difference! Chat about what plants need to grow to be nice and healthy.
For some creative fun have a go at making a daffodil using an egg box or painting some tulips by printing with a fork!