This week in the expressive area we have been developing our fine motor and mark making skills using different materials to write on and different tools to write with.
We froze paint and used the frozen paint cubes to make marks on paper. The children were interested in mixing the colours together to make new colours and watching the ice melt around the paper, turning back into coloured water.
We then thought about what other materials we could write on. We wrapped clingfilm around the table legs and coloured it in using paint. We painted our hands and printed them on the clingfilm. “It’s so stretchy”
We used cotton buds to draw patterns on the tinfoil “it’s so shiny” “it’s like the sea”
We also painted bubble wrap and printed it on to paper to see the patterns it makes.