I did try out blowing through the straw painting yesterday - it wasn't easier to make a splatter, but the children were thrilled when they could manage it as they focused their breath in a big sput-like blow down the straw (which had to be dipped at an angle to sort of scoop the paint inside the straw for it to work...)
Then I took this painting down to dry and put up some more paper directly... as the children were obviously interested in painting with their hands still...
|a few handprints were made... but the main aim of this sessions seemed to be movement ... and lots of it...|
|I saw that this was going to be a very grey creation... the three year old stopped after a while, but I had expected this, as this child seldom paint for long... but does paint a little longer each time...|
|the scratching technique from the day before was used before - this time with a tiger story-line...|
|the brushes were back out - and orange, yellow, red, white and pink were on offer...|
|two of the 2 year olds started to explore with their hands (none of the others did)|
|they also started to scratch the paper too - and were fascinated by how their nails filled with paint and paper fibres...|
We are starting to collect quite a few together paintings now... so my brain is beginning to think about how can these be displayed or upcycled?