Skilly Spark:Let’s think about when it rains outside. How does the rain look on the windows? How does the rainwater move? Have you seen rain in puddles on the ground? Let’s discover how we can use paint to make some of our own rainy drips, streaks and splotches.
Put about 1 teaspoon of paint in a small container. Then, gradually add water, a spoonful at time until you feel it’s the right consistency to pour. Mix well to remove any clumps. Older children, ages 3 years and up can help with this.
Give your little artist a piece of paper.
Now, let your preschooler dip their spoon into the paint and get a spoonful. Then “spill” some paint onto the paper. Watch as the puddle of paint forms an organic or free-form shape-- is it a splotch or a streak?
Show your little one how to tilt the paper in different directions to spread their splotch if they like.
Still intrigued? Go ahead and make another painting!
Allow the organic shapes to dry while you have fun cleaning up together.
Keep the fun going
Two at a time! Spill 2 colors, like red and yellow, and watch what happens when they mix.
After the painting dries, your child can use their imagination to turn the shape into a picture or a design with drawing materials like these preschool friendly, washable markersor big crayons found here.
Add some color to your daily meal-- use your child’s paintings as placemats.