Thursday, March 22, 2012

Arts & Crafts Thursday: Shake & Paint

From Sarah C.:

Do I have you thinking of dinner? Shake & Bake ... Shake & Paint. I wouldn't suggest eating the latter. It is a lot of fun though. Here's how ...

  • lidded cylindrical container (ie, formula or oatmeal containers work great - just rinse out crumbs & dry ahead of time)
  • white paper
  • acrylic paint
  • small crayon bits or marbles

Start by rolling a sheet of paper to fit inside your container and press it to the walls. Then squirt in a little bit of paint and drop in a few crayon bits.

Now place the lid back on the container and be sure it is secure. Encourage your child to shake it and or roll it. These movements send the crayon bits flying around leaving painted streaks all over the paper.

When your child is done, carefully pull back the lid and peek in.

If the painting is complete, pull it out and set aside to dry. If not, leave it in and shake some more. Add more paint if necessary. There is no right or wrong to this - it's simply fun art.

Here's a look at a few of the masterpieces we created ... be sure to show us yours!

This post originally ran as part of Painting Fun on Sarah's blog, 2paws Designs, last summer.



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