Did you see the amazing homemade watercolour paints we made the other day? Well we put them to the test today, and used for a neat little project that we like to call “homemade doodle art“.
How to make your homemade doodle art:
Now the fun part! Paint all of the sections different colours. It’s amazing how well the young ones can grasp this concept. I sat on the mat, working on my own, not instructing or directing them, and they did really well. We’ve done a couple of other projects recently though, like our stained glass panels and our rainbow collages which followed the same basic concept – keeping colours in designated sections, so they’ve had some practice.
We kept the baby busy by giving her some construction paper, a paintbrush and a dish of water (shallow glass baking dishes work well for rinsing brushes because they don’t tip over). The construction paper and water is a great alternative for little ones; they can see their brush strokes, and they have fun splashing the brush around, and clean up is a breeze.
You’re not limited to using paints for this either. You could set out crayons, pencil crayons or the children could glue crumpled up squares of tissue paper into the sections of their doodle. Here’s one that I made a couple of weeks ago using markers.
What do you think? Don’t the new new paints look great?