Recently Rainbow and I have been painting with strings. I'll share the four activities over two posts as I'm a photo short of one activity.
For all of these activities we used poster paint and wool. Other textiles would be great to explore.
This is basically using string as a paint tool. Dip the length of wool in a tub of paint. I like to squish it around with my finger to cover it in paint.Some ideas
- rapidly fling the wool over your shoulder onto the page (Warning: this is very messy and very fun. A similar activity is in this splatter painting post) My three year old found the over arm movement quite challenging.String Stretched Butterflies
One of Rainbow's favourite art activity is making paint butterflies. You know the ones where you put splats of paint on one half of a page then fold it in half. When you open it you have a symmetrical painting that often resemble butterflies. Well this is a variation.
1. Prefold the paper.
2. Spoon or squirt some paint on one side, close to the fold line.3. Lie several pieces of string on the page so that both ends hang over the edge and the middle of the strings lies between the paint and the fold line.
3. Fold the paper over. Don't press down just yet.