Thursday, February 23, 2012

Giotto and His Frescoes

After spending the morning learning about Giotto, we put the baby down for a nap and went to work creating frescoes of our own.

First we mixed up the plaster of paris according to the package directions

Next, poured it into clean pie tins.

Let them semi-dry for about 20 minutes. Next we used some toothpicks and pencils to outline our designs.  Then we set to work painting them with acrylic paints.

Last, we set them on the patio do dry.

N's masterpiece: 

Sadly, it was during this step that tragedy occurred.  B had woken up from her nap by this point and somehow snuck onto the patio.  It took about 30 seconds for destruction to take place.  Since I didn't get pics of the completed works BEFORE disaster...I decided to at least document the aftermath.  Oh was all about the experience, right?!

 H's work of art:

N's, post attack:

My lovely flowers...a bit "scratched" up.

H had a good attitude and said..."It just makes them look older!"  ;)

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