DIY Wooden Spoon Watercolours, inspired by Art Bar Blog’s ‘Mix your own Paint Colours’ from her fabulous new book Art Workshop for Children.
Have you ever made your own paint? Perhaps your own watercolours? Not only does it offer a range of hidden learning opportunities, it’s super easy & so much fun!
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I handed over our new art book, Art Workshop for Children to Miss5 & Miss3 to make the difficult decision on which art project we should try first. Armed with a packet of sticky tabs, they unsurprisingly marked every page! We narrowed it down to ‘Mix your Own Paint Colours’ – a hands-on project encouraging self-expression & experimentation, as well as the development of fine motor skills, language & creativity.
Paint with a spoonful of colour with these DIY Wooden Spoon Watercolours!
Washable Poster Paints (We used Red, Yellow, Blue, Green & White)
Small Squeeze Bottles
Small Wooden Spoons
Plastic Shot Glasses (or Egg Carton would work perfectly)
Sticks (to mix) – we used plastic cocktail forks
Marker or pen
Step 1. Pick & mix your paint colours.
Step 2. Place your mixed colours on a wooden spoon & leave to dry completely.
Step 3. Decide on a name for each colour & write it on the spoons handle.
Step 4. Now you’re ready to paint! Just wet your brush and swirl it around on your spoon!
The kids loved mixing & creating their own colours! Throughout the project, they were commenting on the different colours & shades being created & what they reminded them of. This is a definite must try!
I was absolutely honoured to be asked by Barbara to be a part of her 2016 Blog Tour for her new book Art Workshop for Children. Art Workshop for Children includes 25 child-led, open-ended Process Art Experiences for children. Full of gorgeous images, as well as many art tips & ways to extend the workshop ideas for the home & classroom.
Left image via www.artbarblog.com
Bar has been a huge inspiration to me & has taught me so much with her child-centred philosophy on learning.
You can purchase Art Workshops for Children here.
Head over to Art Bar Blog to find out more on Bar & her book, Art Workshops for Children.