This is a process my students just loved and I fell in love with all the paintings that resulted from the children’s work today…

The children began by writing their name (or their mark) on the paper then dripping on some drops (or in some cases a few small puddles) of paint onto their paper…

Then the children placed their paper in an oatmeal container, added a few acorns to the container then closed the lid on top…

Now it was time to shake the container as much as the children desired…

And shake they did…

And after all the shaking, it was time to take the lid off the oatmeal container and pull out the paper that was curled around inside…

And every child could do it all by themselves and every child was amazed at how the colors blended so beautifully on their papers…

And so was I!

Many of the children chose to make more than one painting – taking their time to complete each part of the process and looking forward to opening that can to see how their colors all blended together on their paper…

No matter how many times each child decided to paint, each painting turned out different and every painting was simply beautiful…

 

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