Wednesday, 16 February 2011

Outdoor Watercolour Art

Outdoor Watercolour Art - otherwise known as painting with raindrops! ;o)
Here’s a simple way to create beautiful paintings outside with a natural resource.

What you’ll need:

White card
Food colouring (a selection of colours)
Some rain !

How to paint with rain:

1) Secure some sheets of white card onto a flat outdoor surface using tape or pebbles.

2) Add a few drops of different coloured food colouring to the card (Minnie was keen to do this as you can see)

3) Wait for the rain  (Minnie started to swirl the colours together with a lolly stick while waiting)

4) Once the rain falls, watch your pretty picture take shape

Minnie decided to add a little soil to the paint

5) Dry off the card somewhere out of the rain before all the colour gets washed away.

The colours were actually more vibrant than this, for some reason the photo hasn't picked them up.
The pretty finished patterns would make a great book covering, photo frame, or boarder for artwork. I think they'd look pretty cool as a picture in a frame too!

A simple activity for encouraging fine motor skills, creativity, imagination, & knowledge & understanding of the world.

For more rainy day play check out our 20 Ways to Play in the Rain.

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