Would you like to paint without using any paint?
My kids thought I was nuts when I asked them that question this morning, but my nutty ideas are always my best ideas, and this one worked out a treat!
We painted without paint… instead we painted with yarn!
This is a really low mess, easy art activity, that is almost mesmerizing!
All you need is clear self-adhesive book covering (which we call contact paper), scissors, some tape and some coloured yarn. That’s it, that’s really all you need.
We taped the self-adhesive paper, stick side up, to a sheet of paper so we could move it around easily, but you could tape it straight onto the table if you like. You just need to add a little tape at each corner to keep it still.
We collected a whole lot of different coloured knitting yarn and cut it into randomly sized pieces, ready to go. Now all your need to do is arrange the yarn onto the sticky paper.
The yarn sticks to the self-adhesive paper, no glue required, so you can arrange it any way you like, and take it off and rearrange if it you change your mind.
You can make a specific picture or design, or just fill the sticky paper with random swirls of colour.
Izzy made an emoji, and Morgan and I found our zen with random swirls and patterns.
When we were done we laid another piece of self-adhesive paper over the top to keep everything in place and both the kids put theirs on their bedroom windows. They look cool with the sun shining through the gaps and lighting up all the colours.
This is one of the easiest creative activities we’ve done. You really have to give this a go some time, it’s really cool!