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Children create their own art masterpiece using spilt paint
- white paper
- bio color paint or tempra paints
- The book It Looks Like Spilt Milk
- to create an individual art Masterpiece
- experiment with color mixing
- using our imaginations
I have the children choose from three different bio color paints. I will squeeze drops of paint onto the paper for the children or let them carefully sqeeze dots of paint all over paper, making sure to use all the colors they choose. They then fold the paper in half and rub all over--smearing the paint on the inside. When they pull the paper apart, the colors have mixed and left behind a wonderful design. The children then get to name what their art looks like ( a tree, butterfly, lungs, mittens, etc). I write this on the bottom of the paper and proudly display their art for all to see.
I first read the story It Looks Like Spilt Milk and we discuss. Then we usually read an art book to go with our painting like Mouse Paint or I Ain't Gonna Paint No More. Our school also gets to visit the Yellowstone Art Museum, create their own art their and then it is displayed for the public to see. Head Start hosts an open house at the museum for families to visit their displayed art. This activity ties in well.