Here is my second post for painting with household objects.
I think its great that sometimes you can look around your house and find something that can make a different pattern or mark on paper and so this week we decided to give painting with Cotton Wool a try. We always have cotton wool in the house ever since Lily was born but we rarely use it so I thought I would see what marks they would make.
All you need is coloured card or plain card, coloured paint of your choice and cotton wool balls.
Lily really enjoyed this activity and soon learnt that to get the best results you had to dab the cotton wool onto the paper.
It made a really nice circular print and the more she dabbed it onto the paper the patterns changed with having less paint on.
I think it looked great and it was a really easy thing for Lily to paint with. Lily just dabbed hers on the page as she is only 19 months old. But for a older child you could make some really nice flower pictures with this effect. Here are the finished results.
One more thing you can then do with the cotton balls is leave them to dry and then use them to stick with. Would be a waste to throw these colourful cotton balls away and sticking Lily really enjoys doing. Simply get your glue, and some paper and stick them down. I kept it simple for Lily with her age in mind. But for older children they could again be used as flowers, or anything the imagination brings. First thing I could think of is Mr Tumbles spotty bag!
Here is Lily's finished Result. Not bad for a 19 month old.
What Pictures would your children make?