I provided clip art on canvas, paint and color pencils. They residents picked which picture they wanted. We had sparkling juice, cheese, grapes and crackers. If your facility allows you can use wine!
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I provided clip art on canvas.

We had sparkling juice. If your facility allows you can use wine.

I had cheese, grapes and crackers.

They picked which picture they wanted.

I provided paint and color pencils.

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simonne 13th Jan 2020 Support worker
Someone explained to me once that you get a simple picture from internet (clip art or similar with thick lines and simple picture) print onto A3 then trace it and put it onto a large canvas.. put dots of paint into the sections of picture for resident to follow. They then over the black lines in thick black pen and tidied up painting if need be. They also painted over canvas afterwards if not wanted.
Susan 14th Jan 2020 Activity Director
Thank you Simonne for this information
YOLLY 28th Dec 2019 Leisurea And Recreation Coordinator
How do you do this Please
Susan 26th Dec 2019 Activity Director
You can play some classical music in the background and The residents paint to music
I’d like to serve food and drink after the activity because then it seems like the residents are more motivated to participate in the activity
Stephanie 12th Aug 2019
How do you put Clip Art on Canvas?
Sherlene 18th Oct 2018 Activities Coordinator
Thanks for the Sip and Paint idea. My residents really love it. I have a social worker that volunteers to lead the group and she makes the drawings ahead of time on the canvas. This is our second time doing this and it's going to be a monthly activity. Again thanks for the idea! Sherlene
Sherri 17th Oct 2018 Activity Assistant
What type of clip art would be best? I have Beginner Crafts (low functioning) and Advanced Crafts (high functioning) Any ideas?
Wendi 15th Aug 2018 Life Enrichment Program Director
Would LOVE to try this, can you explain how you got the clip art on the canvas? What was the easiest way to do this?
JANET 18th Aug 2018
Hi Wendi have you worked out how to get the clip art onto the canvas ?
Yvonne 29th Aug 2018 Recreational Therapist
Hello, Have you figured how to get the clip art to the canvas?
Wendi 29th Aug 2018 Life Enrichment Program Director
I think I saw something on Pinterest it's carbon sheets and you trace it on the canvas. I think this might be the easiest way to do it for the residents.
Any other thoughts on how to do it?
Sherlene 8th Aug 2018 Activities Coordinator
Wow! so many nice ideas!! Thank you very much. You help make my job so much easier, fun, and exciting!!
Nicki 6th Aug 2018 Life Enrichment Director
Such a GREAT activity to try. Can’t wait!!
Rose 4th Aug 2018 Activity Director
A new activity has been posted by a Golden Carers member: SIP AND PAINT
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