What you need:
- liquid watercolors or food coloring (these will keep the glue transparent as it dries)
- plastic “stir pots”
- popsicle stick to stir the mixture
- assorted materials to stir into the pot (beads, yarn, little tiles, buttons, pieces of paper, etc.)
- plastic table cloth to protect your table (I buy them on sale)
The best part of this project is that the children mix up a brew of paint, glue and stuff. I let the children squeeze their glue into the pot, I let them squeeze the paint, and add whatever they want from the buffet of materials. Ooo so fun!!
The mixtures are drizzled, dumped, swirled and applied in all sorts of ways. It was so interesting to see one of my students discover how she could create swirls of orange on top of the yellow. Another student added a bit of water to his mixture to see how it changed his mixture.
Let the painting dry flat. It will take up to three days.