Thursday, 26 May 2016 14:28

Rain Painting

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IT'S RAINING AGAIN! It's been such a wet spring here in MD and I just couldn't stay inside for another second, so I took this wet, soggy opportunity to try rain painting!

I spotted this one on Pinterest a while back from Little Page Turners (You can view the original post here.)

We put on our boots and rain jackets and headed into the elements to have the rain help us paint our own water color pages. It was SO FUN. G loved it although this went by FAST!

All you need is some paper (we used regular computer paper but a thicker card stock would probably be better), some food coloring, and RAIN!

wet rain painting

First, I put the paper down for G and then I gave her the food coloring (one color at a time) to squeeze dots onto the paper. We talked about each color as she put it on the paper. Then, we stood back and let the rain do it's thing! There was just a very light drizzle when we started so we went and stomped in some puddles and danced in the rain for a minute until the rain really kicked up again. Then we ran back to check on our masterpiece. We watched as the drops hit the paper and the colors spread. G LOVED it. (Note: If we do this again, I'd put the paper on top of old cookie sheets or thick cardboard. The food coloring went through onto my sidewalk and it was hard to pick up the paper without getting the dye all over our hands.)

Here's G's finished (dried) paintings!

dried rain paintings

It was a nice break from our living room for a few minutes and a fun way to get in a little nature time on a rainy day.  With more rain in the forecast this weekend, I hope you can try this one with your littles! 

Colleen

Colleen is a former Kindergarten teacher and early childhood educator turned stay-at-home mommy. She's an educational consultant with Usborne Books & More and has a passion for literacy and early childhood education! She enjoys reading and spending time with her toddler, G.

Website: www.myubam.com/a4503

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