Friday, 28 June 2013

Making mud inspired art...

it started with used cooled coffee grinds, red, yellow, green black and brown paint
and the idea was to have a "mud-play" with the paint. This was to be the background for our International Mud Day sign.
It certainly was messy like mud - and the coffee grinds added a great texture
the children loved making patterns with their fingers...
which was quite magical in places where there was still traces of original colour that had absorbed into the paper before it all got mixed into brown...
the finished sign - the words were painted before it was fully dry - to add a sort of mixing-mess look...
It dried well and it had a great structure and an almost sandpaper like feel to it.
the sign in the window today as we celebrated International Mud Day one day early so we could play with mud with our preschoolers.

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