This time I suggested to try painting without a conventional brush, but with different small objects instead. Alya loves activities involving paint, and she immediately went for it with a “let’s do it now!” attitude.

What we used: 

  • deep cooking tray
  • white sheet of paper
  • liquid paint
  • paper plate
  • various small objects of different shape, weight and texture
  • duct tape
  • paper towels (have a few next to the action area for a fast clean-up)

Secure the paper with duct tape over the bottom of the tray. IMG_8958 Squirt few drops of each color on the paper plate. Dip one of your objects in it and generously cover it all with paint – Alya was totally happy to get messy 🙂 .IMG_8961Put the objects in the tray, and start slightly elevating and moving it from side to side, in order to perform the hands free painting. IMG_8959 Well, few times hands got involved too 😀 .IMG_8960  Repeat over and over again with other objects, until the masterpiece is ready!IMG_8962 IMG_8963 IMG_8964 IMG_8965Alya was really into this experiment. She completely understood the idea of painting without a brush. It was a great experience, which allowed her to discover how objects of different weight or shape behave during painting process. I count it as a success, and will definitely repeat the whole process again with other colors and textures of paper.

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