Summer is beginning! You know what that means right… rain! Well that has certainly been the case around here recently. But we wont let the rain dampen our spirits. Here is a really quick and easy way to make some rain drop artwork:
What you need:
- Sugar paper (as big or small as you like, but preferably a light colour)
- Felt tip pens/ crayons/ chalks in a variety of colours and sizes (thick/ thin)
What to do:
1. Hold your piece of sugar paper outside in the rain for a short time, until it is covered in rain spots.
2. Use those multi-coloured felt-tips or whatever you have chosen to draw around the spots. This can really be done however the children like, they could draw around each dot just once, or many times, making the circles bigger each time. They could create a pattern of colours, or just be totally random.
There is also a nice link to be made here with grouping. You could ask the children to circle the dots in groups of 2’s, 3’s etc!
OK, I’m not going to lie – this isn’t the best version of what this wonderfully creative activity can produce. That’s because it’s my own example (and I have a serious lack of fun pens) but you get the idea.
What other pieces of art can we use the weather to create? Comment below or tweet to me @EarlyYearsIdeas – I’d love to hear from you!