This is how we made the coral for our Rainbow fish display by stamping the paint onto the coloured paper. (see Synthetic Phonics tag to see our display).
BUBBLE BLOWING PRINTS.
We needed some bubbles for our Rainbow fish to blow so we put detergent and green food colouring into a small bowl then blew till bubbles formed then took a print of it. This looks really nice done with 2 colours and lots of prints over each other.
SCRUNCHED PAPER PRINTS.
We scrunched up celophane for one colour paint and glad wrap for another colour & printed them onto paper. We used these to cut some coral shapes out of also for the rainbow fish display.
Braylee thought of this idea. She pressed a damp sponge into her wtarecolour paints set then pressed the sponge onto the paper. And yep, we used these prints for the coral in our Rainbow fish display.
MAKING YOUR OWN VERSION.
I found some magazines with some art painting pictures in them. The girls choose one that they liked and re-produced their own version of that particular painting. I love this angular one Braylee did.
The girls collected a whole bucket full of leaves from around the property so we decided to make a record of the different shapes and types by rolling paint onto them then pressing them onto paper.
MARBLE PAINTING (on foil).
The girls were given 3 small marbles and three large ones and the four primary paint colours in acrylic to spoon onto the foil, then place the marbles into the tray the foil was in and move them around to make patterns.
MAGIC CANDLE DRAWING.
I started this activity off by drawing something (Maitlyn’s name) with the candle in front of her telling her it was a magic message – she couldn’t see it till she painted over it with watercolours. They loved this one and did heaps of pages themselves. I expalined to them about the wax resisting the paint.
FOIL & COTTON BUD PAINTING.
Using acrylic paints, I gave Braylee some cotton buds and foil and encouraged her to do either dots or lines to make her creation.
EYE DROPPER PAINTING.
Make up some watery paints from food colouring, use an eye-dropper to make a design on paper or paper towel works great too.
SPOON & FORK PAINTING.
Using a lead pencil, I drew a few lines on the paper suggesting a hill, circles for trees & one for the sun, then a swirl for the wind.
I poured the paint directly onto the appropriate pencil marks and gave them a spoon to move the paint around the page and a fork to scratch into the paint leaving a texture. We used the other end of the paint brush (handle) for the tree spirals.
First we used a sponge & some watered-down paint to smear across the background.
We then used another sponge in purple watered-down paint to wipe on top.
Next we used a sponge to stamp some rectangles images into the paper.
Finally we used a toothbrush and some thicker acrylic paint to flick over the stamping.
I made up some watery paint, spooned it onto the paper and gave the kids a straw each to blow the paint up the page – looks a bit like trees.