I love the art of Wayne Thiebaud. His colorful depictions of ice cream cones, cakes, gumball machines, and collections of toys are great for working with kids! For this project, we created a background with tissue paper painting. We lay pieces of wet tissue paper onto white drawing paper and when it's dry, it leaves a beautiful print from bleeding colors.
Children then used silver paint and oil pastels to make a cupcake holder and joint compound mixed with paint to "frost" the cupcakes. Colored rice was used for sprinkles!