Summer on either coast of Canada means you are guaranteed of the need to fill more than a few rain-out days. When plans for the beach or the park or the trail get nixed thanks to Mother Nature, coming up with a project that is messy enough to keep kids interested and sane enough to keep mom smiling is often akin to pulling teeth.
Take a peek around your house. Do you have paper towels? Extra tissue paper? An old eye dropper from that used-up bottle of children’s Tylenol? Water-based paints of just about any kind?
You are all set for at least 90 seconds of occupying your small children with a fun painting project - eye dropper painting.
We had seen this one before, even tried it out with tissue paper at one of the local toy stores. But, never at home until by accident the eye dropper became a paint brush.
Here’s What You Need:
- We used water color paints
- An eye dropper or two
- Paper. We used water color painting paper. But, you can use tissue paper, Kleenex, coffee filters, just about anything that absorbs easily
- Smocks and something to cover your table.
1. If you are using water color paper, wet it lightly. Otherwise, you can start painting on dry paper.
2. Wet the paints enough that they can be sucked up into an eye dropper.
3. Take the eye dropper, suck up the first color and begin painting. It’s recommended that you suck up a little water and rinse the eye dropper out between colors. But, plan for a little mixing to happen.
4. Let them dry thoroughly .
5. Hang them up in windows, make them into placemats, use them for cards. They are fun, cool and pretty too.