Many moons ago, when Riley and Mary Beth were at Hanscom Primary, their art teacher did a lesson with them on Eric Carle's artwork from his well-loved children's books. The art they brought home from those projects are some of my favorite and are proudly displayed in frames in our house.
Riley explained to me the method they used, and I've always had in the back of my mind that someday we would try it...yesterday was the day.
First, the kids painted whole sheets of paper with a color or two, using brushes, toilet paper tubes and other recycles to create texture. I failed to get pictures of this process as well as the painted papers hanging to dry on the clothesline. That would have been a beautiful picture--it looked like a rainbow.