Here are two hits from this week:
Ice cube painting
|to create these paints just use half liquid water color and half water in ice cube trays and freeze with popsicle sticks|
We have been experimenting with ice for the last few weeks, so this is another cool way for them to experiment with ice.
Painting on aluminum foil
I truthfully have not done this in the four and fives class before, although I did do it almost four years ago when I was teaching the threes! Fours and fives seem to enjoy this just as much, however.
Even children who are not usually remotely interested in the art area, (except occasions when we are painting with cars), did a few paintings on foil like this one to the left. You can see a "stage of scribbling" in his painting.
Some of the children also created some really cool textures when painting this way, although they were as much interested in the sound that the foil made when the hit it with the head of the brush, as was required to make this kind of texture. Some of them also liked the sound of the foil when they went around and around the sheet with their brush, while others were simply fascinated by painting on the shiny surface- making this an overall interesting sensory activity as well as art.
For some more ways to paint see these entries as well:
If you have some suggestions for painting, I'd love to hear them! Feel free to leave a link to your blog post about painting in the comments section!