School holidays are in full swing here at The Pickle Farm and it only took two days before they asked to ‘do something cool with the paints!’ Luckily I had just bought two big rolls of paper from Ikea and had a few fun painting ideas tucked away in the back of my mind especially for the holidays. This activity is an old one but a good one, a little messy, but lots of fun and the results are fabulous regardless of how old you are, or how much skill you have!
What To Do:
Start by folding your piece of paper in half then opening it up again. This helps identify the centre of the paper and makes it easier to squish later on. Then drop blobs of painting somewhere around the middle of your paper. If you put paint to close to the edges it’ll get messy later, so try and stick roughly to the middle.
When you have as much paint as you want, carefully fold your paper in half again and begin squishing! Press and push the paint around between the folded halves of paper, spreading out the paint as much as you can.
When you are done squishing carefully open up the paper and check out your squish paint creation!
This easy art activity is lots of fun, even I made a few. We painted and squished and created till our whole living room was full of wet paintings! Now that they are dry we have some ideas for how to turn them into other cool creations, so stay tuned!