Later in the afternoon, I gathered up some cardboard, the rest of the pieces of tissue paper, and the water spray bottle and headed outside. There's something magical about giving a boy (at least my boy) anything with a trigger. He really enjoyed this activity and said it was like target practice. He commented on the colors mixing, running, and dripping off the cardboard. He noticed how he could spray all the color completely off some of the tissue--some of the pieces seemed to completely disappear. It's funny how the same basic concept, when approached in a slightly different manner, can generate such a different response.
Monday, March 09, 2009
Tissue Paper Staining
I was recently reminded of tissue paper staining by The Artful Parent, and I thought it might be something Gerrick would like to try. After lunch I cut some pieces of bleeding art tissue paper. I got out brushes, water, and watercolor paper, and invited Gerrick to join me. He did and thought it was "pretty cool" but lost interest quickly and moved on to something else.