|a). String Painting
Use a short stiff piece of string as a
'brush' on the paper.
Use a long coiling piece of string with
clothes peg on end as handle. Coil in a small dish of paint.
Fold paper in half and coil string inside
it. Apply gentle pressure on top and pull string gently out.
b). Sand, salt or
Children paint pictures on paper using
clear glue (cellulose adhesive).
Using sand, salt or sawdust in a shaker
(which can be made from a plastic container) shake sand, salt or sawdust
over the picture - then tip the surplus into a box in the centre of the
table. This gives a 'textured picture' effect.
c) Wax resist.
Warm a candle or wax crayon slightly (e.g.
On a radiator).
The children draw with this and then paint
over the drawing with a very pale wash of colour.
If this is done with a candle it is like
'magic' painting, as the original drawing 'magically' appears.
OR use brown wrapping paper or greaseproof
paper to draw on, with a finger dipped in
cooking-oil. Allow 'oil' picture to set,
then wash over with paint.
d) Finger painting
Use a cold water paste (NOT with fungicide)
Spread paste over sugar paper.
Have small dishes of ready mixed paint
and teaspoons (or paint in squeezy bottles) ready.
Sprinkle several colours over paste - then
mix with fingers or a comb.
Dry powder paint can be sprinkled on in
the same way.
OR mix cold water paste and powder
paint to give a deep rich colour.
Let children crayon thickly all over a
piece of thick paper using different colours.
The quickest way is to use the side of
Cover the whole sheet with the paste.
The children can then draw on the paste
with fingers and the crayoning will show through.