Are you enjoying the April showers?!!!!
Here are some rainy day picture we made inspired by the blogger Shelly on “Creating creatives”.
Need: watercolour paper, scrap paper, black paper or card, masking tape, liquidy paint (we used liquid watercolours, but you could water down any paint or use food colouring), glue or double sided tape, pipets or paintbrushes. Optional: trays.
I first cut out a silhouette of an umbrella and stuck it in the corner of my watercolour paper. I then covered the umbrella with a scrap of paper and secured edges with masking tape. I stuck the watercolour paper to the tray with a line of masking tape across the top. I held the tray upright. The children then used pipets to squeeze out paint in several different colours and watched the paint drip down the paper. I suggest having something to collect the drops of paint that collect at the bottom of the tray. Finally we allowed the paint to dry and peel off the masking tape.
They look so effective and eye catching! I did this creative activity with children ranging from the age of 2 – 8 years old and they all loved it and were really proud of their picture!
Happy creating x