I think we've spent every second of the daylight hours over the past two weeks outside in the sunlight and fresh air, playing in the sand and water, planting seeds and generally exploring the wonders (and horrors) of our garden again.
For this week's Tuesday Tutorials round-up, I've selected my favourite painting techniques linked up last week; these are the types of activities which can be such fun done on the patio in the sunshine.
- We've been making patterns with exploding bubbles this week, great fun to see how many different coloured bubbles you can burst on a massive sheet of paper.
- One of The Boy's favourite gooey mixtures is playing with shaving foam, and I love this shaving cream glitter paint; perfect for practising letter and number formations.
- This toothbrush painting technique is a fabulous way of exploring how different equipment can be used to paint with, while also practising the really important skill of getting rid of that plaque!
- We went to the planetarium last week and had a great time learning about constellations and all the different galaxies beyond our sky, I can't wait to experience this nebulae painting technique with him one day after school; such a brilliant effect.
- Who doesn't love the traditional wax resist technique with crayons and watercolours? It's almost like magic for children to see!
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I can't wait to see all the creativity from everyone this week, please add your ideas below!