You know how we are doing that crazy renovating thing right? Well there is a lot of scraps and off cuts of wood lying around the Pickle Farm at the moment. We had lots of fun creating sculptures and building things with the wood scraps and glue guns, and we’ve enjoyed using the wood scraps with play dough too, but we still have heaps of bits of wood lying around.
What to do with all those lovely boards??
Paint on them of course!
An easy way to make basic watercolour painting a little different and exciting is to change the thing you are painting on. There are so many things you can paint on besides paper, and these lovely smooth planks of wood made the perfect canvas.
Watercolour paints are also a low messy, easy, painting option – so this activity took no time at all to set up and was cleaned up in a flash.
The kids painted and painted, watching how the watercolours ‘sunk in’ to the wood quite quickly… different to how the paint goes on to paper.
When we were done we had a huge collection of beautifully coloured wooden planks. We saved them to use in our block constructions and imaginative play.
This easy art for kids activity, was simple, low mess, and had lots of interesting and creative results!
So if you happen to be building something, or wandering past a building site, take a look around and see if they have any wood scraps that you could paint on!
What are some other surfaces you’ve painted on?