- Crayola Watercolour Paints
- Crayola Paint Brushes
- Crayola Marker & Watercolour Paper - 22.9 cm x 30.5 cm (9" x 12")
- Crayola Fine Line Markers - black
- Table Salt
- Plastic Wrap
- Masking Tape
- Plastic Placemats - 1 per student
- Water Containers - 1 per student
- Paper Towels
- Tape a single piece of watercolour paper onto a plastic placemat or piece of stiff cardboard.
- When the tape is removed it will leave a white border around the paintings.
- Be sure to use one long strip of tape for each side unless you want a broken border.
- Moisten the watercolour paints by dropping a brush load of water on each colour.
- Fill the paper with different colours of paint.
- Let the colours bleed together.
- Tap a paint filled brush over the paper to splatter some drops.
- Sprinkle some salt on the wet paper.
- Place plastic wrap on top of the wet paint.
- Scrunch it up and press it into the paint.
- Set the painting aside to dry.
- View your painting from all directions.
- Look for objects in the shapes and patterns of the paint.
- Outline your discoveries in pencil.
- Outline your drawings in black fine line marker.
- Paint a small amount of water into the marker lines.
- Gently pull the ink away to make a shadow on your shape.
- Put dark shadows beside light areas to make the objects stand out.
- View your work with fresh eyes.
- What do you like best about the painting? Why?
- What story does your painting tell?
- How did you decide what each shape was?
- What would you do differently next time?