Don't you think it's true that messes can be beautiful at times? Wait, I'm not talking about the kitchen sink full of dirty dishes, the always disorganised dining table or the living room that is constantly sprawled with toys. Even though I have grown used to accepting this kind of clutter and welcoming it as part of my life, I'm referring to art, where something seemingly messy can end up looking beautiful, abstract and even a little mysterious.
In today's Creativity 521, I share with you about a very simple art session we did that allowed the kids to create something messy yet beautiful through Blot Painting.
3) Plastic spoons
5) White paper
6) Roller pin
7) Old newspaper
VOILA!!! You just made a blot painting!
Here are what we achieved at the end of the session.
Other than blotting, we also tried using the paintbrushes to paint flowers, animals and bugs. Likewise, you only have to paint on one side of the paper, fold it up and it becomes a symmetrical art piece. One thing to note is that the paint needs to be thick or else it will not look nice on the other side; if that happens, you can use the brush to do some touch ups.
While blot painting is really easy, I definitely think it can provide hours of fun for you and your child! Won't you consider having a go at it next time too?
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