Last week, my sister flew in from Singapore to visit and stay with us. During her stay, she wanted to cook us her special Chinese homecooked meal. She went to our local supermarket and bought a lot of fresh scallops with shells. My sister is a brilliant cook. She cooked for all our meals and gave me a few days off cooking. Yipee! We had such a good time having her around. All the scallops were in their shells. Instead of throwing the shells, I washed, dried and saved all of them to let the children use it for art and craft – shell painting.
Ms C’s favourite colours are pink and blue. So she is painted most of her shells blue. Then I gave her different types of sequins to decorate the shells. She had so much fun painting and decorating the shells. Once the paint on the shells were dry, I gently shook off the leftover sequins onto a plate for future use. This was a very simple, fun and challenging task for any young child to do. It was a great exercise in recycling!
Do you make use of any food related items to make art and craft from? Why not share it here and show us your masterpiece.