I try to do a lot of creative and artsy stuff with my girls for homeschool. I don't believe that science and math are the most important subjects in schooling your kids. I believe creativity is the birthplace for all ingenious discoveries. There isn't any scientist out there that could invent anything with creativity. I'm not sure if my girls will enter into the world for work when they are adults but at their ages of 7 and 9 - I want to encourage them to learn more through art and to read, read, read!
We decided to do a little experiment with watercolor after I saw THIS post on Pinterest.
We used watercolor paper and cut each page in half. The girls got their brushes and watercolor paints all ready. We first painted one to let it dry completely.
Then we painted one after putting some card stock over it. This one is called masking. There are all kinds of neat ways to paint using this technique.
|Wet with Tissue Paper|
|Water on Wet|
|Wet on Wet|
|Plastic Wrap on Wet Paint|
While this one was still wet, we put salt all over it and let it dry. Then you can brush the salt off.
|Salt on Wet|
|Wet on Dry Paint|