|Black Glue and Watercolour Painting (by 7 year old)|
This project needs to be done over two lessons so the glue has time to dry.
You will need:
- Black glue (this is simply clear drying glue mixed with some black paint)*
- Liquid Watercolours
- Watercolour Paper
|My teacher example (I also loved doing this)|
Week one: Hand out the watercolour paper and glue containers. Demonstrate how to squeeze the glue over your paper making swirls and loops. Ask the children to try and use a continuous line (this was difficult for the younger children yet they still turned out nice). There is something about children and drawing squiggles as nearly all of them tried to write their name in there somewhere... Leave to dry on a flat surface for a few days (drying time will depend on how thick they applied the glue, it should be overnight yet I had one that took nearly a week as it had a big pool of glue in the middle).
Week two: Give each child a tray of liquid watercolours with a good range of vibrant colours, Instruct them to try and paint within any enclosed circles or loops. The glue will act as a barrier to the watercolour paint so the colours will not mix or bleed into each other.
Lovely and colourful and abstract!
|A selection of our black glue and watercolour paintings (sorry due to editing issues only a selection could be displayed)|