Monday, 26 August 2013
Playgroup Art & Craft: Foam brush and roller painting
Foam brushes and rollers provide an interesting change from the usual bristle brushes, and their shape and flexibility enable the artist to make so many different kinds of imprints on the paper - thick lines, thin lines, blobs, or even circles, if they figure out how to twist the brushes around. It helps if you provide paint spread thinly in rectangular containers so the children can swipe or roll up just the right amount instead of winding up with a piece of foam dripping with paint.
Lots of fun and lots of opportunities to talk about shape, line and colour. Washing a heap of paint-soaked rollers, however, is not so much fun...