As part of our Move and Groove Challenge this week we decided to do some Splat Painting!
Splat Painting is a great way to create while moving and using your muscles.
We first learned about this version of splat painting from Cullen's ABCs. It was a hit!
The materials are simple. You need a pair of adult pantyhose (ie. nylons or tights), scissors, rice, washable paint, and large pieces of paper.
To make your splatters...
Cut the legs off the pantyhose.
Fill each leg with a scoop or two of rice.
Tie off the legs with a knot to keep the rice contained.
Voila! You have two splatters!
To create with your splatters...
Secure some large drawing paper to your floor. (I used painter's tape)
Drop some paint onto the paper.
Grab your pantyhose splatter and drop it into the paint (while still holding on... so it is kinda like bouncing it).
Move your pantyhose splatter up and down and all around the paper. It will make the coolest marks as it falls and dries!
Once you're done, display your masterpieces! This is how we displayed ours.
I promise that you will be tempted to join in on the fun... and it is a good workout at the same time! You work out your leg and arms muscles quite well if you get into it!
If you don't love messes, do this activity outside or in the garage... or just put down loads and loads of paper all over the floor. My kids painted their toes, the floor, and even a few pieces of clothes (accidentally), so, BE WARNED. This is a messy activity. Use washable paint and have your kids wear clothes that are ok to get a little dirty (or strip them down like I do)! Make sure to set guidelines ahead of time regarding where your kids can paint and how they can use their splatters (ie. move them up and down, don't swing them like pendulums and bonk your sister).