Bean Art

My daughters had some friends over yesterday, and I took advantage of them being preoccupied by cleaning out my pantry.  Just as I thought “how in the world did all these beans get in here!”my youngest girl came into the kitchen and asked if they could do an art project.  PERFECT timing. I said “Sure, how about some bean art?”
We grabbed 3 types of beans and some earthy colored paper.  Paint brushes dipped in Elmer’s Glue did the trick for sticking fun, and some popcorn to munch on was a must.  I encouraged the little artists to draw a picture with a pen first, then decorate it with beans.
Can you guess which one I did? expressed how I felt to see my girls create with beans! {Smile}
This project kept my girls and their friends busy for almost 2 hours!
I was so impressed with how they turned out, I thought they did a wonderful job!
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    May 2, 2013 at 8:56 am

    I do love your post.
    thanks for sharing 🙂

  • Jami
    August 25, 2010 at 3:55 pm

    Love the bean art! It made me feel all warm inside remembering projects of my childhood! Thanks for sharing!

  • C.R.A.F.T.
    August 23, 2010 at 11:33 pm

    pretty! i bet your kids loved it! come on over and link up to MMM!

  • Amy Bowman
    August 19, 2010 at 2:53 pm

    @ melilssa, Sassy Sites, Erin and Julie-thank you for your comments, and thanks for reading!!

  • Julie Bagamary
    August 19, 2010 at 10:55 am

    Wow – such creativity at a great price!

  • Erin
    August 19, 2010 at 5:47 am

    Totally clever and totally cute!!!

  • Sassy Sites!
    August 19, 2010 at 4:03 am

    Very cute!! I am visiting from Sassy Sites. Come on by and say HI! I love your blog! So many great ideas! I’m a new follower… 🙂

  • Melissa
    August 18, 2010 at 8:36 pm

    How fun is that. Your kids did a great job!!

  • Amy Bowman
    August 18, 2010 at 5:27 pm

    @Marie-thanks! I can’t believe we have never done this in our family, I remember doing it in school as a kid..
    @Jules-they take after their creative aunt and gma. Love seeing you comment on here. Love you!
    @Maria-I hope they enjoy it! Thanks you.
    @Busy WorkingMama-with a three yr old, it might be fun to just let her swipe on the glue, then make free hand designs with the beans, letting her put them where she wants. I bet it will turn out great!
    @jeana-you are such a faithful reader and commenter. So thankful for you and your encouragement!!
    @Cara-I kinda lucked out on the contrast thing. we always have brown left b/c my girls like all the bright colored paper. I thought the same thing when I saw how all the earthy colors look together.
    @Em & Lib-perfect for rainy afternoons! Thanks for your comment.

  • Em and Lib
    August 18, 2010 at 3:49 pm

    MY boys will adore this one on a rainy afternoon!

  • Cara
    August 18, 2010 at 2:24 pm

    Your bean art is beautiful! I’ve had this on my art projects list, but just haven’t gotten around to it yet. I especially like the contrast of the white beans with the darker paper!

  • jeana
    August 18, 2010 at 12:37 am

    Beautiful! They did a great job and are so creative, love it!

  • Maria Gridley
    August 17, 2010 at 6:01 pm

    Oh wow, what little artists!! I love this idea, I will have to let my kids do the same. Im so impressed with how beautiful these bean art works came out!! 🙂 Thanks for the share.

  • Busy Working Mama
    August 17, 2010 at 7:10 pm

    Oh how cute! I hadn’t thought of that before. I have lots of dried beans I rarely use 🙂 I will have to try this with my daughter. Of course, she’s not even 3 yet so it won’t be quite as pretty but thanks for the idea!

  • julier2120
    August 17, 2010 at 5:43 pm

    OH MY WORD!! I have the most creative little nieces!! Those are SUPER cool!! Bet my kids will be raiding my pantry after seeing this!

  • Marie @ Chocolate-Covered Chaos
    August 17, 2010 at 4:16 pm

    They DID do a wonderful job! What a great idea, Amy!

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