Mod Dot Art Tutorial by Caroline from Salsa Pie.

We’re in for a treat today!  Caroline is here, from the beautiful blog Salsa Pie.  Caroline and I met a couple of years ago through each other’s blogs and an online friendship was forged.  She is sweet, creative, and incredibly generous… if you haven’t visited her blog I encourage you to do so immediately!!!  Fun projects for kids are her forte.  Most projects can be done with things that you already have around the house.  Oh, and her children are lovely.  

I could go on and on, but enough gushing from me- here’s Caroline!

Mod Dot Art by Kids

Hello everyone! I am Caroline from Salsa Pie where I blog about our latest creative adventures and share lots of DIY ideas with you. It’s always a thrill to be asked to guest post here at the amazing Southern Institute! Today I’d like to share with you a fun and simple project that you can complete with your children in less than 30 minutes.  I hope you enjoy!

There are endless perks when you become a parent (like non-stop snuggling) but one of my absolute favorites is that I can commission my children to make artwork for my home at anytime! Children are especially exceptional at making “Mod Art”. 
If you frame a collection of their works in a group or pairs on your wall, you will be amazed at how great this looks and impressed at the “gallery” look it gives any nook in your home. 

We like making “Mod Dot Art” using the top rims of empty jars. I’ve put together an easy tutorial for you if you’d like to try this at home with your little artists!

Materials Needed:
White Art Paper or even Copy Paper
Acrylic or Tempera Paint
Shallow containers for the paint
Different sized empty jars or bottles, cleaned. 
Two matching frames

Step 1: 
Lay out paper, small shallow containers and your jars of varying sizes. Fill the shallow containers with paint (one color per container) and smooth around if necessary so that it is evenly spread along the bottom of the container. 

Step 2:
Dip the open lid side of the jar into the paint and “stamp” it onto the paper. 

Step 3: 
Repeat with each jar in each color until a design is created.

Step 4: 
Once painting is finished, allow to dry

Step 5: 
Once dry, frame your artwork (I like using the thick acrylic frames you can inexpensively find at craft stores)

Step 6: 
Hang on your walls and shout “Hooray!” 

 Have an awesome day!

See what I mean?  Thanks so much for sharing with us today, Caroline!  


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