Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Painting Without Paintbrushes

Thinking outside the paintbrush - using other tools for painting.


My kids love to paint, and it is a great go-to activity at our house. We normally use paintbrushes, but I tried to switch it up with my kids by using tools around the house - (aka, almost free).

Popsicle or craft sticks. 
The craft sticks were the winners of the day. 

Cotton balls.
Cotton balls made a different kinds of print, so the kids approved of that experiment. 

Messy always is a favorite. 

Of course, they loved making messes with their hands. 

The pencil didn't work well.
We had two failures. One was the pencil, which didn't hold paint very well but Za wanted to try it, so we did. The other idea was a straw, and I don't have a picture of that because it resulted in tears. We'll chalk up those attempts to learning experiences. 

What other fun tools from around the house work for painting? We'd love to add to our list!

We Addressed the 8 Intelligences! 

Bodily- kinesthetic, spatial, interpersonal.