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Activity 23 Ziplock painting!

28 Aug

intro picture ziplock painting

I’m a little behind in my posting so instead of heading each post with a “week” number, it will just be an activity number now 😉

So I came across this little gem at be a fun mum and LOVED the idea of doing this on a paper plate (I thought this might withstand the paint better than just paper).

My other inspiration came from the Hippie Housewife which originally got me on to the idea of ziplock painting, and also The Misadventures of Kayla Aimee

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So we started off with a few different colours in the bag (the girls are just beginning to name these colours in the past few weeks – exciting times!)IMG_8306

Here’s SweetPea looking serious – painting is a serious task!

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Princess Peanut would have to agree (although I think she was suspicious that this was a messy activity).

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As a bit of a twist we gave the girls some icypole sticks and cotton buds to use.

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Ahh..that’s better SweetPea, such a lovely smile!

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Woohoo! That’s Princess Peanut’s hands getting right in there!

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Yup and don’t we look like we are having fun!

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Such concentration from these girls!

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My partner in crime then decided to draw some pictures in the paint (like a whiteboard) as a language-based activity.

IMG_8332Here they are naming some shapes.

Verdict: Soooooo easy!! And no mess!! Woohoo!! The girls enjoyed this and were kept busy for a good 20 mins or so, before they needed a change of pace. It was a nice activity to do as the girls are beginning to notice and name colours.

Extension/ Adaption: the language based activity from my partner in crime worked really well. It’s a great activity to learn how primary colours make secondary colours for older children.

Week 20: Homemade paint!!

4 Aug

The recipe for the paint we used in this activity comes from Easie Peasie. Had to do a bit of a search for the actual website as the “pinned” images were just of the picture. I like to give credit where credit is due!!

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Here’s the paint cooking away, it did take a bit longer than I expected, but was it was close it hit this consistency pretty quickly. Looks pretty doesn’t it!

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After checking out some other blogs I thought it would be a good idea to put the paint in a muffin tin. Good idea in theory! The girls could see the paint, which made it more enticing, but a bit harder for them both to reach, so my partner in crime grabbed another muffin tin. My partner in crime also thought icypole sticks would be fun to use – brilliant!

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Here is SweetPea diving straight in!

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And Princess Peanut…?IMG_8077

Well cautious as always when it comes to mess!!

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SweetPea decided that fingers worked best!! Love the colour of SweetPea’s masterpiece.

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Princess Peanut did manage to get her fingers in there – see I have proof!!

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Hard at work Mumma! Must concentrate..

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Look at this cutie!! SweetPea had fun!

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Sweetpea’s masterpiece!

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SweetPea’s Masterpiece #2

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Princess Peanut’s masterpiece (well a print of it, as she ripped the original). And she did have some help and encouragement from Teacher Mumma.

A few blogs (which I can’t remember right now) said to use the paint and discard what is not used, but my partner in crime worked out that if you zap the left over paint in the microwave for a few seconds it’s totally usable!! So my left over paint is sitting in the fridge, ready to be popped in to the microwave and have some colour added! 😀 She’s one smart cookie!

Verdict: While a little messy, it was easily cleaned up and didn’t stain anything (we were pretty careful though). It does have a different feel, and probably not as vibrant as commercially bought paints.

Adaptions: I will need to try re-heating the left over paint for another use. Princess Peanut also has some sponges and different types of brushes to try out when she’s ready.

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