Credit for this idea goes to: http://www.sister-dipity.blogspot.com/2012/07/4th-of-july-party.html. She used the blow art to represent fireworks. Just have your students “chase” the colors around the paper with straws. This activity is a great way to teach your kiddos about primary colors and secondary colors. Have them pay close attention to which colors mix together to create other colors. We used liquid watercolors, but you can use food coloring as a safer alternative. It is such a fun exercise and is a perfect opportunity for process art. Here are four great ways to use this paint splatter activity:
1. Personalized Wrapping Paper
Use paper bags, butcher paper, or large construction paper to create a canvas for wrapping the perfect gift!
2. Silly Monsters
Have the kids create their art, then glue on googly eyes and draw mouths to make monsters. Sprinkle on some white glitter to make abominable snowmen for winter.
3. Northern Lights/Fireworks
Depending on the time of year, you can have students focus their paint splatter toward the top of their pages. Have them draw a scene underneath, using the paint splatter as Aurora Borealis or fireworks.
4. Crazy Hair Day
Have your students draw self-portraits and use the paint splatter as crazy hair. You can have them draw clothing to match whatever season. For added literary bonus, have the students write about how their hair got so crazy!
Well, those are just some of ours. Feel free to share yours in the comments section, or join our Quality Teachers Think Tank for more great ideas!