If your looking for ideas to make your meeting more fun while learning about different paintings in different art periods, and then get creative making their own masterpieces, you have come to the right place. Using some of these activities below to explore the world of painting.
Below are a few ideas to get you started.
Become An Artist Activity Booklet
Before jumping into some ideas, do you want to skip all the planning? If so, use this Activity Booklet which will teach the girls about different art periods, while having fun playing a game, they will have fun with painting with pipe cleaners, bubble wrap, plungers and their hands. The girls will take a crack at painting something from the real world, and working as a group putting together a large mural to be used in a place of the girls choosing. Learn more and get yours today!
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Other Fun Activities To Try
Learn About Other Painters
Prior to the meeting we asked each girl to bring in one artist and one painting they really like and a few interesting facts about the artist. At the beginning of meeting each girl shared their artist and painting and everyone gave their opinions on the artist that were chosen.
There are so many things around us that we could paint. But rather than just giving each girl a piece of paper to paint a dog, cat, or person we purchased cardboard purses that the girls could paint, we asked that they find something either around the meeting, or in a magazine to look at and paint onto their purse.
There are many painters especially modern artist who create abstract art. They don’t paint people or objects it is more shapes, lines, and color that represent feelings or moods. We gave each girl a canvas to paint. We told them we want to Paint a canvas/modern art piece using masking tape to create different shapes on canvas. The girls each taped masking tape on in variety of angles, and then painted each area with different color acrylic paint. When painting is try have girls peel masking tap off.
Instead of using poster board which is not as heavy for paintings use heavy canvas – you can get a 12 pack of 8 x 10 sheets from amazon to use for a lot of different projects for this badge: CANVAS PANELS 12 PACK – 8″X10″
We gave each girl a piece of paper and 3 marbles. Using washable poster paint we changed up finger painting to marble painting. Put different color paints on a plate and give girls bowl of water and paper towels. Then the girls can dunk the marble in the paint and then roll around on paper. Try different colors and create a masterpiece only using marbles.
The girls wanted to create a mural that tells the story of what they love about being a GS. Rather than just having girls paint on paper we purchased fabric and cut into squares, gave each girl a piece and fabric paint, and had them create smaller tiles that at end they hooked together to create one large mural.
If you don’t want to spend the time planning, our Activity Booklet has step-by-step instructions with activities that don’t require any planning other than gathering supplies and printing booklets.
What do we do after your girls complete the activities?
Well of course give them the badge to display proudly on their vest, they earned it! Additionally If you are like many leaders we want to award our girls when they complete something even beyond just the patch. One great way to show achievement is with a certificate. Don’t worry you don’t have to make them, I found a resource that has done all the work for you and all you have to do is print them and customize the certificates with each girl’s name, badge or award earned, date, and troop leader. Editable certificates perfect for awarding girls after earning a badge.
More Resources For You Beyond This Site
I get asked a lot what other resources are out there on the internet for Leaders. I have done some digging over the years and have used many of the resources myself. I compiled a list of some great companies that sell patches, programs and also other bloggers offering amazing resources that may fit your needs even better than my site did. Checkout what I found.
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