It’s almost Bonfire Night, Guy Fawkes Night or Fireworks Night – whatever you call it round your parts! Round here it’s pretty much fireworks month! Love them or hate them, there’s not much we can do about them, is there? Small loves watching them, and isn’t so keen on the bangs, and it’s taken me about 35 years to be able to watch without my fingers in my ears!
We’ve found a great way to celebrate by making our own ‘silent’ firework splatter paintings!
Warning – this is a messy one! It’s best done outside somewhere you don’t mind getting paint splattered (the rain will wash it away eventually anyway). Oh, and wear old clothes, as it’s pretty hard to avoid getting splattered!
What you’ll need:
- Large paper, or smaller pieces taped together
- Different colours of paint
- A large space (we used our tuff spot in the garden) to lay the paper, or tape it to a fence
And then, simply, get splattering!
Dip the brushes in the paint, stand back and flick! Try it from different angles to really cover the paper. Just have fun!
And…. Ta daaaaa!
What is my child learning by splattering paint?!
So go on, give it a try! The kids absolutely loved it!
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