We have been exploring the symbols of the Olympics at our house this week.We started with the Fruit Filled Olympic Ring last Monday. Then we moved on the Olympic Torch. We did two painting project using the Olympic torch.
The first paint project involved using flame shaped sponges to create different colored flickers of flame on orange paper.
I had planned on using red and yellow paint for this project. JDaniel pointed out that flames can burn things and cause them to be black. He though we needed to make black flames too.
I have to confess the idea of using black paint at the beginning didn't seem like a great idea, but I was wrong the black paint made really pretty flame flickers.
Later we glued the torch to black paper. The layering of paint colors contrasts well with the black paper and really add to the flickering effect we were trying to get on the flames.
I wrapped a paper towel around a kitchen spoon and then secured the towel to the spoon with twist ties from loaves of bread.
We then dipped the spoon into several different colors of paint mixed with water. Once we had finished dipping the torch like painting tool into the paint, we took the twist ties of and set the paper towel out to dry.
We did have fun creating this project. I guess that sometimes it is fun to just enjoy the process of creating art even if the final product turned out differently then you thought it would.