My guest contributor today is Rachelle from
TinkerLab! Rachelle is sharing a book that is new to
me, A Day With No Crayons, and it sounds like wonderful
inspiration for exploring color in your world. You'll also
learn how to make bookmarks colored with flowers!
Book: A Day With No Crayons, by Elizabeth Rusch.
A Day With No Crayons follows a girl named Liza whose
crayons are taken away by her mother after she draws all
over her bedroom wall. Liza walks outside her home in a
state of colorless gloom, but perks up when she realizes
that she can make marks with bricks, paints by smudging
flowers on her pants, and drawings from pebbles and
flower petals. This book is a wonderful message in
resourcefulness and creativity, and reminds us that
we might just find what we're looking for
in unexpected places.
Pounded Flower Bookmark
Collection of flowers, petals, and leaves
Rock or wooden hammer
large piece of watercolor paper. Cover the flowers with with
a small piece of paper or wax paper and pound the
flower petals until they make a mark on your paper.
until you create a composition that you like.
(roughly 1 1/2" x 8")
a piece of ribbon through it.
and save one for yourself to place inside your
copy of A Day With No Crayons!
Rachelle Doorley is an arts educator with experience
that ranges from costuming for Warner Brothers to
lecturing at Stanford, and on to exploring creative
thinking with her "muses", her two daughters. Rachelle
writes at TinkerLab where you will find experiments, art
explorations, and provocations designed to develop
creative and critical thinkers. If you'd like to see more
projects from TinkerLab, join her on Facebook:
Thank you, Rachelle! To see the rest of the books and
crafts in this series click the button below!