Tuesday, November 16, 2010

flour paint

Yesterday I shared with you the potion frenzy that has gripped the preschool. 

To extend their current love of mixing, investigating colour and texture change and sensory exploration into other areas we have been pulling out some good old favorite art recipes.

The first cab of the rank was Flour Paint.
Into each child's container we plopped a dollop or two of paint and some flour:

Let the mixing begin:  the flour and the paint combine to form a delightfully thick and satisfyingly gooey mixture:

Just perfect for painting with rollers:

Or writing your name:

Making patterns and mixing colours with paddle pop sticks:

Or with fingers:

or with hands:

You might like to pop on over to Irresistible Ideas for Play Based Learning and Teacher Tom for some more flour paint goodness.

TomorrowEye dropper paintings.

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  1. I've been so eager to get back into class after a week away. This post really, really makes me want to get MESSY!

  2. Love the flour paint. I've read Tom and Sherry & Donna's adventures, too. And I must do this in the near future. We like to get messy and creative!

  3. Love this idea. My daughter is very interested in mixing so this would be perfect.
    Thanks for sharing.

  4. It certainly looks lots of fun, I think we should try this as we use up our current stock of paint :)

  5. This is lovely, simple, good fun! I love your whole approach to early learning, just perfect.
    I have linked back to this post on my Friday Favourites this week.

  6. Fuuun, fuuun, fuuun, fuuun ... ooo .. ooo .. ooo .. ooo .. ooo .. oooooo!
    Donna :) :)

  7. Ooooh, I am so adding that to our list for the playdate we have scheduled for tomorrow!! What FUN!!