March 2012

Big risks are being taken at this week’s Little Dragons’ session – we are experimenting with hand prints!

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The only riskier art activity is the attempt to make pictures or patterns using footprints.  Now that can be termed foolhardy rather than risky!

Imagine if you will, a tray or bowl containing lots of Readimix (washable) paint in position on the well-protected floor; followed by the management, which may consist of simple direction, persuasion or coercion for the LD to place both feet gently into the bowl before stepping out to place the feet squarely in the middle of a sheet of paper, then containing those happy feet to remain on the said piece of paper in order to make a pattern for posterity.  This can be termed a strong-arm job as several hands are required in order to direct the little feet in the appropriate direction and to the appropriate place.

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Compared to this, handprints are easy! The hardest task will be to direct a pair of wriggling hands each with what seems like twenty wriggling fingers to ensure that they land on the waiting piece of paper on which, in advance, several flower stalks and leaves have been drawn.  All the LD has to do is to place the hands in place and, lo and behold, there will be several spring flowers in their full glory.  You bet?

Val Butterworth