|From this to...|
- Half a beetroot, half a cup of spinach, 1 tsp coffee granules, 1 tea bag and half a tsp of curry powder, but you can use anything in your fridge/cupboard that you think will make a coloured liquid
- Hot water
- Small containers to hold the home made paints
- Newspaper to protect the table/painting easel
|The natural paints|
|Experimenting with mark making|
|Painting with the teabag|
|The final product...looks like a beautiful watercolor painting.|
- Communication and language-Speaking, listening and talking about the things that they are doing.
- Physical development- Fine manipulative skills when holding the paint brush and making marks across the paper.
- Personal, social and emotional- Making relationships, social skills and developing a sense of smell. Fun and enjoyment and pride from finished product
- Literacy- Mark making on the paper
- Mathematics- Shapes, space and measurement when making marks on the paper.
- Understanding of the world- Learning that you can make coloured water from food sources.
- Expressive arts and design- Developing an awareness of colours and being creative with paint.
- Paint with mud outside. It is readily available and easy to wash off walls.
- If you have any left over fruit and vegetables (after lunch/dinner) experiment with them instead of throwing them away.
- Experiment with dying old clothes with the natural materials.