You’ve seen us paint with nature and make gifts from painted footprints, but this was to be an experience that was going to be quite unique and hopefully lots of fun. We decided to have a go at painting with kitchen scrubbers.
Here is what I used in the set up –
- kitchen cleaners
- watercolour paints
- patty pans for paints
- micador splash mat
- damp cloth to clean up mess
- Discuss colours and how they can change when mixed together
- Use language to describe the actions they are doing eg. press, press, press
- Provide praise and encouragement to extend concentration and remaining focused on the the task at hand
- Children to describe how the markings are different or the same and explain why
- Provide them time to feel the texture of each item as a sensory experience
- Highlight how the painting marks differ depending on what tool is used
- Point to various areas of the paper to encourage listening to instructions
And lets face it, sometimes you just need to throw down all the tools and finger paint. The whole activity makes for the perfect sensory exploration and a chance to just be creative and have fun.