Following our space theme we used tinfoil to make a picture. Ayla said “tap tap tap” as she dipped the tinfoil in the paint and then put it on the paper. Once she had a good amount of paint on the paper she used her finger to leave marks “mummy look circle” as she did a swirl in the paint. As always I followed Ayla’s lead, she asked for more paper (and to my surprise) she pushed the two bits of paper together, tapped them and pulled them apart! So we looked at the print she had left behind, she then asked for “more paint” so I asked which colours “blue yellow” was her response. As was painting she added “mummy flower” and pointed to her picture.
. Tin Foil
. Paper or card
. Paint or make your own edible paint for younger children.
Either you or the child can crunch the tinfoil into a ball, add paint to a dish and let the child explore the textures and marks left behind. You can extend this by asking what colours they would like, introducing colour mixing to make different colours and the marks they have made.
. Communication and Language.
. Physical Development.
. Understanding the World.
. Expressive Arts and Design.