Friday, June 22, 2012

"Guitar" Painting

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Avery has been really into painting and music lately so I thought we would try out a new art technique that would combine the two!  I took a lid from an old shoe box and cut a piece of paper to fit inside.  Then Avery and I stretched rubber bands around the lid.  

She spent quite a while just playing the rubber bands like a guitar, she thought it was pretty cool!  

Next, Avery painted the rubber bands and then plucked them to make the paint splatter onto the paper.  Once again, she loved how the rubber bands made music while she painted (which is why she names this project "guitar" painting)!  

The painting turned out so cool and I love how it combined art and music into one project!

Next time we do it I want to put the rubber bands at angles and also try different thicknesses of rubber bands.  

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  1. Wow, that's really cool! My son recent "invented" an instrument with a box and rubber bands, which he calls "Tum!" with a laugh every time. He'd love this.

  2. Oooh I love the co,binational of music and art. The paint effect is really lovely, I bet it would make great fireworks.

    Thanks for linking to the Sunday Showcase.

    1. It would make great fireworks! Great idea!

  3. I love everything about this idea! Featured it this week at The Sunday Showcase. Stop by and grab a button if you'd like!

    1. Thanks for featuring it, I grabbed a button! Glad you liked it, we had fun making it!