We’re finally getting to the point of wrapping up our Nature Detectives theme. This month has been a blast and today’s Splash Painting Invitation to Create Process Art Experience was definitely the little guy’s favorite. It was so quick & easy to set up and of course made an awesome summer activity.
This was one of the few that we actually took outside and did in the driveway. It just seemed to make more sense than ending up with a huge mess in the studio. Something told me there was absolutely no way that would end well. Lol…
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Splash Painting Invitation to Create Process Art Experience
Visual Arts (32.1), Scientific Reasoning (25.2), Logic (20.1)
What you’ll need
- Inspiration Photo
- Souffle Cup
- Coffee Filter
Here’s how to do it
- Set out the inspiration photo and additional supplies.
- Mix together equal parts paint and water in at least three different colors.
- What do you notice about the photo?
- What happens when paint colors mix together?
- What happens when you fill the cup with watery paint, set it on the coffee filter, then drop a rock into the cup.
- Did the child use the rock or other tools to create splatter marks?
- Did he share his discoveries about any changes occurring?
The little guy loved splashing around in the paint. It actually didn’t take long before he ran out of river rocks and started looking for gravel pebbles.
The little guy splashed some blue and then some some red and even some pink.
He experimented with sitting down and standing up. You know, because the distance he was from his project when he dropped the rock contributed to how the paint splashed.
It didn’t take him long to figure that part out, but I’m really not surprised. I definitely love watching him make those types of connections, though.
Don’t forget to stop by next week if you’re interested in seeing what we’re up to with our Nature Detectives theme. And if you missed this year’s preschool homeschool space post, you can check it out here.
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