Posts Tagged ‘Paints’

Autumn Colours Round and Round Painting For Early Years

Children love painting. It’s a great medium for giving immediate satisfaction – especially if you use the right sort of paint. I use ready mixed paint from our mixed box of twelve which is thick, creamy and comes in great colours.

Colour Mixing
As autumn is here with chilly, misty mornings and fading light, I chose to use the colours that brighten up the shortening days – red, yellow and pink. I didn’t include the orange as I wanted the children to discover that this can be made by mixing yellow and red. Read the rest of this entry »

Mono Printing

mono printingI’m really excited to tell you about this activity. It worked so well and the children loved it. We had such a fun, messy time whilst we learnt several processes. Read the rest of this entry »

Red and Green Finger Paint

After the success of painting last week I thought we’d go a step further on the mess front and use finger paint. I’d been given some samples from one of our suppliers to try in red and green. Read the rest of this entry »

The Joy of Painting

We sometimes forget that keeping it simple is just as fun and creative (and some would argue more so) as having lots of materials to go at.

So this week I decided to go back to basics and just provide paint, paper and a brush for the little ones. Read the rest of this entry »

Early Years Printing

This week toddler group was cancelled due to the snow – and boy is it snowing today. So, this is an activity I ran with the group two years ago.

I was interested to see how the children got on with printing by dipping shapes into paint and dabbing onto paper. I used A3 paper this week to give the children a large area to make their pictures. Read the rest of this entry »

Summer to Autumn Tree

As I drive up and down my hill I’ve been noticing how stunning the ornamental cherry trees are looking at the moment. Their drooping fingers of leaves are turning to stunning oranges and reds. They’re absolutely beautiful and the inspiration for last week’s activity.

The idea was to take the green leaves and dab them with red, yellow and bronze paint to turn them into autumn leaves. The children would dab round the edges of the leaves on a sheet of sugar paper creating a picture with the outline of the leaves. Two creations in one – hurray! Read the rest of this entry »

Moon and Stars Pictures

Moon and starts

Did you see the moon last week? It was magnificent. Big and bright and the inspiration for this week’s activity at toddler group.

Firstly we made prints of the moon. We dabbed white, silver and silver glitter paint all over our printing disks (polystyrene pizza trays). Then we turned them over and pressed down hard. As we carefully peeled away the disks our moon print was revealed. The children were delighted. Read the rest of this entry »

Painting to Music

Set up outside for painting with musicI saw this idea on Facebook last week and just had to give it a go.  It’s quite a simple idea but gives the children a new way of looking at painting which in turn produces some fantastic results. Read the rest of this entry »

Help With Stains – Part Three!

This week covers the rest of the stain offenders: chalk, powder paints, printing ink, poster paint, PVA glue, face paints and, the worst offender of all, permanent marker! Read the rest of this entry »

Colour your classroom!

February can be one of the darkest and dreariest months! Days are still short, the weather is still cold and the only flowers cheeky enough to open their petals are snowdrops. So, there’s no better way to brighten things up than by talking about colour with your children. Read the rest of this entry »