A mum and a wife and sometimes just me

Monday 3 March 2014

Our Salad Spinner Paintings

My wee man really loves painting. It's turning into an activity that can occupy him a whole morning. I am really trying my best these days to make the most of his eagerness to explore different materials and see "how you do?" What a simple and great idea I found on my favourite spot the Imagination Tree. All it involves is a salad spinner and some paint. It's a great way for him to keep exploring different shapes and this time he even helped me cut them out. Then we just used blue tack to hold the shape in place. The wee man maybe got a bit over zealous in the amount of paint he squeezed into the salad spinner but all part of the fun. A great tip is to try and keep the blobs of paint in the middle and after a spin once you can add more blobs to the same shape if you want to fill out with some more colour. For the last one we used some shiny paper which added great effect too and the paint seemed to slide nicely across it. Of course I'm not sure what made him think about it but he also asked to add some glitter. All I can say is Damien Hirst eat your heart out!

1 comment:

  1. This is a brilliant idea... and what fab paintings at the end of it. So when's the first exhibition at Tate Modern then? X


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