After studying Michelangelo and the Sistine Chapel in our homeschool group, we decided that a fresco painting art project was the perfect activity!
I mixed the plaster of paris...2 parts plaster to one part water. These trays held 2 cups of plaster mixed with 1 cup of water. Because the plaster of paris was quick setting, I had to work fast so the first tray didn't set before I had them all made! I set up the trays, paints, and brushes up on plastic tablecloths in order to make clean-up a little easier. The kids painted on the plaster while it was still wet, but firm.
All of the kids seemed to really enjoy this activity! It was simple and fun, and I love all of their creative frescos!
I love O(6)'s fish and E(3)'s abstract masterpiece!