Bonus Project

I hope you had a wonderful Easter.  I hosted Easter dinner at my house this year and it is hard to believe we had 30 people in our little house.  I was grateful for warm weather so the kids could run and play in the backyard.  It was nice to be with so much family and eat some delicious food.  My brother-in-law snapped the picture above of my son Lincoln during our easter egg hunt in my front yard.

So this week is going to be a lot of fun!  Everyone who knows me is aware that I am obsessed with the store Lakeshore Learning.  I discovered the store a few years ago and I fell in love.  Our local store manager says she has been getting a lot of Pineapple Paintbrush readers in lately.  Awesome!  So I was THRILLED when Lakeshore told me they wanted to give me $200 in store credit to go shopping at their store and to post about it.  Are you kidding me?  I could not wait.  So yesterday morning I headed to Lakeshore and had a ball shopping and snapping a million pictures.  I thought I had the whole store memorized and I was surprised that I came across a bunch of new things that I love.  They never cease to amaze me.  I can't wait to share my shopping experience with you later this week.  Lakeshore is also making a special coupon for my readers that I hope to have up in the next couple days.  Too fun.

Today I thought I would share a bonus project from my Art Class PDF:

Simple Color Mixing Painting:

You will need acrylic paint, a canvas panel (or paper or stretch canvas), a couple paintbrushes, water for rinsing brushes and gloves for safety.  Cover the canvas with paint.  Allow the canvas to dry (you can dry it with a blow dryer).  Trace two overlapping circles onto the canvas.  Choose two primary color paints and paint in the circles (except for the center of the circles where they overlap).  I recommend having your child paint along the outside lines of the circle first to make the lines look nice and clean.  Paint the secondary color where the two circles overlap.  Since Lance chose yellow and blue, his secondary color was green.  I think this makes a beautiful, bold, yet simple painting.


  1. That sounds like a dream shopping spree! I can't wait to see your post!

  2. That picture on the doorstep is adorable! I thought for a moment that he was your bonus project. :)