Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Sponge printing

I found these great natural sea sponges while I was in Bunnings the other day and thought they would be fun for the kids to paint with. They are all slightly different and made different patterns on the paper which the kids found interesting.

I set up the easel and let the kids go for it. Both of them got involved and did lots of painting (which we will later use for wrapping paper ;))


Of course, this inevitably led to experimentation. This is Esme asking very politely if she can paint the slide...

Of course I let her. After all, the paint does wash off and they had so much fun!



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11 comments:

Kate said...

I love that you let them paint the slide!! Was that their highlight?

amandab said...

We love sponge painting here and have lots of different shaped foam sponges, but these natural ones look great. I think the next time there is money in the account I will have to stop by Bunnings and have a look :)

Did they want to go down the slide after painting it ?? :)

Narelle said...

Kate, YEP!! I think they spent more time doing that then painting on the paper lol.

Amanda, Bunnings is very dangerous ;) I went there looking for something completely different but then discovered the kids section!!

jenny said...

I've banned myself from Bunnings - but now I want some natural sea sponges. Oh, the dilhemma :)

Juliet Robertson said...

By sheer chance, I just bought six little natural sponges today...for some outdoor play experiments.

Martianne said...

This reminds me of the goop and pud play gone mad we had yesterday at our house. I intend to post about it by next Monday.

Be A Fun Mum said...

The kids look like they are having a great time.

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Tricia at Mom is the Only Girl said...

Hey, I'm following you! Thanks for stopping by! I love your ideas for the kids and may definitely try some of them! Can't wait to read more!

Katie said...

Good on you for letting them paint the slide! If they're anything like my kids, I'm sure washing it off was as much fun for them as painting it was!

Chapter Forty said...

Loving natural sea sponges, nature always does it best.

I really admire that you let them paint the slide. I just love to say Yes to my kids, but No is often my first instinct.

izzy said...

I agree with the rest. I love it when you actually let the kids paint on the slide! I believe that is what makes outdoor painting fun!

Another thing you can try out is to bring pail of water and big giant brushes outdoor and let them "paint" the building outdoors! =D

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