Wednesday, 29 October 2014

Theme: 7 Famous Landmarks around the World

7 Famous Landmarks around the World

Learning about famous landmarks around the world can be fun as we use different technique in art to recreate these famous landmarks.

1. Eiffel Tower, Paris, France

Using glitter glue, Faith created this scene of Eiffel Tower in the night sky filled with fireworks.
This is a good activity to train gross motor skills and helps toddler to practice squeezing. You need some strength to use the glitter glue. 

Carefully putting the yellow glitter glue on the stars.

squeezing lots of glitter glue to make the fireworks.

So satisfied with her work, she insisted on taking a picture with it. 

 2. Great Pyramid and Sphinx, Giza, Egypt.

Using cotton bud to dot the Pyramid and the Sphinx and finger painting for the sand and sky.

This activity trains hand and eye coordination. Dotting with a cotton bud may seem easy, but to dot them in all the white spaces needs some hand eye coordination.

 3. The Colosseum, Rome, Italy

My little girl suggested Finger Printing for this landmark.

She started with finger tip dotting. 

Realizing that this part of the building is about the length of her whole index finger, she started printed her whole index finger.

happy with her discovery.

Too slow to paint with her finger? So hand printing. 
 4. Taj Mahal, Agra, India

We tried doing glue resistant art.. but it did not turn out well. I guess it doesn't work with poster colour. Will try glue resistant art with watercolour the next time.

 5. Christ the Redeemer, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Faith decided to keep it simple by just colouring it with colour pencil.

6. The Great Wall, China

Texture rubbing 

Faith suggesting colouring on a piece of rock for her Great Wall. 

7. Statue of Liberty, New York City, United States

We wanted to experiment with salt art. We painted with poster colour and rubbed salt on it. However, the effect didn't seem too great. Will try again with watercolour to see if we can achieve another effect.


  1. Hey what a good idea to lump all the landmarks into one activity! All this while we have been doing them by country. I'm going to try this out, thanks for sharing!

    1. Thanks for your comment. My kids just enjoy doing art and craft. I'm sure your kids will enjoy creating landmarks from all around the world too.