Fill your winter with colour!
I’ll guide you through four weeks of beautiful and fun art projects that you can enjoy with your children. At home or at school, these process art projects will give you an interesting framework of activities that you can weave into your weeks, so your children are engaged, creating and enjoying themselves all through art. See more details of Art Spark here.
This kids art idea is a perfect rainy day activity – we’re painting with the rain!
Kids art :: painting with the rain
Have you ever tried this combination? We’re using paint and rain drops to make art today. It’s very easy to do and produces unique effects every time.
To try painting with the rain you will need:
:: some fairly thick paper, which can cope with getting wet (we’re using sheets torn from our art journals)
:: watercolour paints
:: paint brushes
:: a few pebbles, or similar, to hold your paper in place
:: a rainy day
Start by painting a design on your paper using your watercolour paints. You can make any design you like. You might like to place your paints very close together, or space them out – or try both and see what different effects you can create. Be generous with your watercolour paints, and keep them liquid, adding plenty of water to blend the colours from your palette.
Then quickly, while the watercolours are still wet, take your paper outside. Use some pebbles to hold your paper in place, especially if it’s windy.
Then invite nature to join in. It’s pretty cool to collaborate with the rain! Watch as the rain drops change your picture, splattering your colours, making your paint spread and flow, perhaps blending one section of your art into another.
Each piece will be unique, and you’ll never know how they will turn out until the rain has added its touch. Try it again with a different set of colours, or some different painted shapes, and see what you and the rain can create together.
Nurture art with the Art Spark resources!
My Art Spark resources will give you everything you need to start a joyful art practice with your children. There are two new ebooks and an online art course for your family or class. Use them and you’ll be bursting with enthusiasm and ideas that will help you make art happen. Click here to see more.