Have you heard of these? The children were introduced to ATCs at their art lessons this year. They are 2.5 x 3.5 inch (same size as baseball cards) works of art that you trade with other artists for fun, not profit. They are wonderful little ways of experimenting with different artistic techniques without committing to a large project. You can purchase pre-cut Bristol board cards or cut your own out of cardstock. I like to glue two layers of cardstock together to make them a little stiffer. You can even cut up old cereal boxes and glue white paper on top. Anything goes...collage, paint, marker, stamps. You must remember to write your name and the date on the back. And don't forget to give your piece a title!We printed off some samples from the internet to decorate our notebook with. They provide inspiration for new ideas. Baseball trading card sheet protectors hold and organize your cards to trade and cards to keep perfectly!
The girls and I have been having some fun with watercolors. Here are some others to give you some ideas.