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Paper Towel Soaked Colour Prints

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Paper Towel Soaked Colour Prints

Create colourful soaked prints using a paper towel and watercolours.

Materials Needed:

  • Paper towels
  • Cotton buds
  • Liquid watercolours
  • Newspaper

What to do:

  • Put the newspaper below the paper towel.
  • Dip a cotton bud into the watercolour paint and then press it onto the paper towel.
  • Watch the watercolour soak into the paper towel as it absorbs and expands.
  • Repeat the same process with each watercolour.
  • Dry.

Hints and Tips:

  • Add two dots of colours near each other to see what happens.
  • Instead of watercolour add food colouring to the water.
  • Try a paintbrush instead of cotton buds
  • Experiment the same techniques with coffee filters, baby wipes etc.

Additional Info

  • Appropriate Age: 3 year+
  • Number of Children: Individual (1)
  • Developmental Milestones:

    Fine Motor Development Preschoolers 
    established hand preference
    manipulates small objects
    holds object between thumb and first two fingers

    Cognitive Development Preschoolers
    describes pictures in detail
    able to identify and name primary colours
    increased concentration
    understands positional words (middle, end)
    answers simple questions
    follows simple instructions
    identify and name secondary colours
    learns through observations and social interactions
    understands order and process

  • Play Based Learning: Exploratory Play, Creative Play
  • Interest Areas: Art and Craft
  • Games Categories: Art and Craft, Creative Play Games, Fine Motor Skills
  • EYLF Outcomes: Learning Outcome 4, Learning Outcome 5
  • Sub Outcomes:

    4.2 Children develop a range of skills and processes such as problem solving, inquiry, experimentation, hypothesising, researching and investigating.

    5.4 Children begin to understand how symbols and pattern systems work.

Created On March 8, 2023 Last modified on Wednesday, March 8, 2023
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