Saturday, May 4, 2013

Spray paint silhouettes

You are almost guaranteed to have all of these items right now: paper, spray bottle, water and food colouring. Yes? Well you can do some spray painting too!

Ladybug has been noticing all the crunchy leaves on the ground lately and especially likes the big maple style leaves. Whenever we pass any she can't help but pick one up, so this time we took some home to make some silhouettes. After showing her what to do Ladybug enjoyed finding items in the kitchen and garden to use (we found different shaped leaves, flowers, stones, scissors, spoons, a hair comb and our hands!) This is a good fine motor activity as well shape recognition and hand and eye coordination. You could even talk about different colours if you use more than one.

Fill a spray bottle with water and add a few drops of food colouring (if you have more than one spray bottle you could do assorted colours - unfortunately we only had one bottle spare!)

Place the items on the paper and spray (make sure the nozzle is on spray and not jet!)


We got the best results by holding the bottle further away from the paper and only lightly spraying the paper, not drenching it! ...but let the kids work this out for themselves ;-)


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