We continued to explore the element of color and color mixing in art today. This time, the kids used strings as tools to create patters and mix the paint. The children each put one string saturated with red paint, one with yellow and one with blue, spreading them on half of their paper and leaving one bit sticking out the bottom. They folded them in half and put a heavy object on the paper while pulling the threads one at a time. Most of the kids exclaimed "WOW" as they opened up the paper. The results were beautiful and the process fun. A few kids may have benefited from gloves as they were a bit squeamish from touching the saturated strings, but all-in-all I think it was a good lesson.
Again adapted from the class on www.pinapplepaintbrush.com