TLE Storytime | Louise Loves Art

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Welcome to TLE’s Storytime featuring the story Louise Loves Art by Kelly Light.

Featured Story: Louise Loves Art

Louise loves art more than anything. It’s her imagination on the outside!

Follow Louise and her little brother Art, as well as her friend Andie, as they explore the world around them!

~ by Kelly Light

Craft Activity: Artist Painting

Materials needed:

  • Kid’s painting canvas (You can find this at the Dollar Store) OR a piece of art paper to create a painting
  • paint + paint brush (included in the package)
  • Optional: Extra brushes and paint
  • 2 small containers or cups for water to clean the brushes
  • paper towels or cloth to clean the brushes
  • paint shirt or smock


  1. Make sure your child has a paint shirt or smock on.
  2. Prepare an area for your child to paint.
  3. Fill the small containers or cups with water.
  4. Unwrap the painting and paints.
  5. Carefully open the paints.
  6. Show your child how to use one colour at a time to paint.
  7. Clean brushes in between colours: Dip and swish the dirty brush in the first cup of water. Dip and swish in the second cup of water to have optimal clean brush. Clean brush with paper towel or cloth. Now you are ready for the next colour!
  8. Have fun painting! An artist is born!

Paper Craft Activity

Here is an easy paper craft alternative to the Artist Painting.

Materials needed:

  • Paper
  • Crayons, coloured pencils or markers


  • Draw a picture of something that makes you happy!
  • Art Colouring Pages: Select an artist’s painting, download, print and colour.

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