Friday, 22 July 2016

Painting with Household Objects - Cotton Wool


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? 



17 comments:

  1. I havent used cotton wool but it must make some good blob shapes and easy for Lily to practise her motor skills (Kim Styles)

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  2. I havent used cotton wool but it must make some good blob shapes and easy for Lily to practise her motor skills (Kim Styles)

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  3. We love using cotton wool
    Not tried making shapes

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  4. We love using cotton wool
    Not tried making shapes

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  5. This looks so much fun! I will definitely be trying this with my little girl!

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  6. Great idea I will definatly try this with my grandsons next time 😀

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  7. Great idea my grandkids will love to do this

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  8. Great idea my grandkids will love to do this

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  9. Cotton wool and toilet paper roll gave me the idea to use other household products like an old tooth brush.

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  10. Another great idea!!

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  11. What a great idea and effect. Never thought to use cotton wool before.

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  12. Ashleigh Allan30 July 2017 at 14:51

    Haven't thought about this before. Great idea

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  13. Fab simple idea! you can make art with just about anything

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