Sensory Painting with Bugs
Sensory painting- exploring sight, touch, smell, and possible taste if edible while painting. That is my definition. This is also a great process art project. There is no set outcome for the painting.
What we used:
DIY Mocha Paint
My vision for this activity was to tie in nature to our homemade paints and plastic bugs. Using sticks and grass could make that happen.
I wanted a stick frame and a grass canvas for our bug painting to take place. All things my kids love ~ sticks, grass, painting, and bugs!
I got 4 sticks out of our stick box and created a framed grass canvas for the kids. I then let them use the bugs as their paint brushes.
This DIY paint is kid safe. Since I added a sprinkle of glitter I would not call it edible. While painting the grass I explained we would then make prints of our paintings on paper to keep.
Once the grass was covered with paint the kids pressed down the cardstock over it. When they lifted it up we had fun mud paintings we could now keep!
Brown paint may not jump off the screen at you but this was a fun project. We left our paintings to dry and we will see what we can do with them later. I love re-purposing projects for more fun later.
This is a little messy. Depending on the kids it could be a lot. Each age and individual kid is going to factor into this. My oldest did not get as messy as my 3yr. But clean up was easy. Wash hands and we took a watering can and wet the grass. This rinsed the paint away.
|Our first mud paintings with real mud|