Friday, May 12, 2017

Water Splatter Art

When my kids were little, they loved doing crafts. That's almost hard to believe now that they are all teens and grown men. 
Believe it or not, there was a time when they got as excited over the craft caddie as they did over pizza boxes.  

One of their favorite summer time crafts was water color splatter art. 

It's a craft that's so easy and great for a rainy day. 

On regular printer paper, let them paint a picture with water color paint. 

Allow to dry, then crumble like you're going to throw it in the trash. Yep, just wad it up in a ball. They can even bat it around for a bit, though if they're like mine, that will mean broken furniture. 

Put the art in a folder and on the next rainy day (a warm one, but without thunder and lightning!) take the water colors out and allow the rain drops to splatter them. 

Lay out on a table covered with a towel (so they don't stick) and allow to dry. 

After they dry, they are softened and even the oddest paintings can become abstract works of art. 



Did you know that most colored pencils work like paint if you dip them in water? 


Sunday is Mother's Day, so...



4 comments:

  1. Interesting hobby Liz. Sounds quite fun. Happy Mother's Day to you.

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    1. I saw some of the stuff the boys took pictures of at the Met, I may be able to call the splatter art as real art. :D

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  2. Hi Elizabeth - what a great idea for kids ... and I didn't know that coloured pencils can work like paint if dipped in water ... just enjoy your Mother's Day weekend ... cheers Hilary

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    1. Thanks, Hilary! I hope you had a great weekend also.

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