|My 2 year old's splatter paintings|
I'm currently on maternity leave with my second bub, and decided that I would set up a painting activity for my 2 year old son at home one day, as we needed some gift for some family and friends, and my little man was keen to paint! My little boy has a habit of starting well with paintings, and then smooshing all the colours into one big brown mess by the end! So, I was considering how I might avoid that again, and came up with this activity. He was very proud of his finished artworks, and myself and the recipients of them were thrilled!
- A range of coloured acrylic paints (I used a mixture of thick good quality ones, and cheaper runnier kids ones) squirted onto plastic or paper plates, or a palette. I had a plate of warm colours and a plate of cool colours
- Canvases or Art paper
- Roller brushes
- A plastic spoon
- Newspaper to cover the table
- A water pot to clean brushes
1. I gave my little boy the roller brush and let him roll it through one plate of colours, and roll it onto his canvas to make a background.
2. I gave him the paintbrush and showed him how to dip it into a runny colour, and flick it onto the canvas,
3. I gave him the spoon and showed him how to scoop up blobs of paint and drop or flick them onto the canvas.
4. After using each of these techniques, I asked him when he thought his painting was finished. The results are in the pictures!