Monday, June 18, 2007
Paint with what?
Paint with curlers! Who knew there were so many kinds of curlers out there? Not only that, they are out there at the dollar store so if you somehow threw away all those pink spongy curlers you used to roll your hair in, you can pick up a small multi-pack for a buck!
What you need:
*curlers of any style, the more the merrier
*tempera or acrylic paint
*paper plate or plastic tray or cookie sheet to squirt paint on
Squirt two or more colors of paint onto your paper plate or tray. Set out curlers and let the fun begin!
Have your wee ones roll or smoosh or dab their curler into the paint.
Roll, dab or smoosh paint sodden curler across paper.
Ta-da! That's it! It is super simple and super fun. The more variety of curlers you have, the more interesting textures your wee ones will produce. Dialogue with your kidlets as they go along. Ask them questions about the curlers. What do they think will happen? What kind of marks will the curler make? The best part about this type of painting is getting a feel for how your kidlets think, how they analyze cause and effect, and just how amazing their imaginations are!