|Coloured paper towels drying on rack|
This activity is a great example of process art as its the actual process that entralls the children, they can't get enough of dropping the colour onto the paper towels and watching the colour bleed. Its also a great opportunity to do some colour theory. Ask them what will happen if they now place a drop of red on top of some yellow etc.
|Paper Towel Art|
- Food Colouring
- Pipettes (I buy mine from The Art Shed for $4 for a pack of 4)
- Paper Towel (the thicker more expensive stuff works better than homebrand)
- Newspaper to put the paper towel on if you don't want a coloured bench / table
- Mix the food colouring with water in some jars or cups
- Lay out a sheet of paper towel onto the newspaper
- Using the pipettes get the children to drop the colour onto their paper towels to make patterns
- Leave to dry
Lots of lovely coloured paper towels.....
You may now ask well what do I do with a whole pile of coloured paper towels? They could be used for paper mache projects, they could be used for cut paper projects or you could do what I did and make some cards & butterflies with them....
|Coloured Paper Towels|
|Butterflies made from paper towels and pipecleaners|
|Card made from cut out paper towel (covered with a layer of Mod Podge to give it shine)|