Natalie made me a lovely new piece of Autumn artwork:
She used paint bellows, a tree stencil, and some tempera paint. I love how it turned out! I have always liked the results of splatter painting with a toothbrush alone or through a screen, but this was much less messy. :)
The paint bellow works similar to a dropper, in that you squeeze out all the air, put the tip in the paint, then let go and a bit of paint fills the bellow. Then you squeeze, squeeze, squeeze as the paint sprays out on your paper. There was lots of refilling, which Natalie was able to do on her own. This is great for building finger and hand strength!
We tried making a print with some leaves, but we did not have them flat enough on the paper, and I think they might have been too intricate to show up.
You clean these by filling with water, shaking, and squeezing them out. I think Natalie enjoyed that part just as much as the painting, which made me think these would be a fun addition to water play or bath time.
Wouldn’t a series of four trees in seasonal colors be so neat? :)