Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Squishy Printing

Several years ago we tried non-messy cooperative painting and the families found
                 it very interesting so I decided to try it again.
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Set up is easy – place paint between two sheets of plastic (I put a sheet of white paper under the plastic to make a solid background), seal the edges and let them rub, pat, and schmoosch.
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     They are tentative in their approach, mostly starting with one finger. 
                      Touching the paint then looking at their finger.
                Sliding the paint around, beginning to mix the colours.
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Then the rest of the fingers join in the fun.  Kneading the paint as it gradually
                            glides between the plastic sheets. 
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It was easy to encourage the children to draw faces or begin to print the letters
                                                   in their names.
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    This child printed her whole name and then erased it with a swipe of her hand.


  1. I love this idea. What a wonderful way to explore with paint. Shared here.

  2. I did this between two pieces of wax paper. When it dried we cut out kite shapes and added ribbon tails. They looked like stain glass when hung on the windows. This would be nice for butterflies as well. Super easy and not messy. The kids got to see how pink and blue made purple and pink and yellow make orange.