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RAIN ART MINIS


Rainy days can be just as fun as sunny ones!

On these days, we like to bring our art outside to make rain art minis:



WHAT YOU NEED:

  • Washable markers

  • Sturdy paper (we use the backside of study cards!)

  • A rainy day!

HOW TO MAKE:

  1. Use your washable markers to draw different shapes, designs, patterns, or pictures on a small piece of sturdy paper.

  2. Set your paper outside in the rain. This activity works best during a light rain. A heavy rain will wash the marker away!

  3. Watch closely as the rain water begins to move your marks!

  4. Once you’re happy with the way your artwork looks, remove it from the rain and allow it to dry.

ACTIVITY EXTENSIONS:

  • Challenge your child to create new colours with their rain art! For example, can they use blue and yellow to create green?

  • Try the activity again using permanent markers. Work together to find out why the results are so different!

  • Once dry, cut your artwork into pieces and create a collage!

CONNECTION STARTERS:

  • What do you think is going to happen when you put your artwork in the rain? Why do you think this?

  • Which of your friends would like this activity?

  • Which piece of artwork is your favourite? What do you like most about it?

  • What other things do you like to do on rainy days?

THINGS TO CELEBRATE & ENCOURAGE:

  • showing curiosity

  • deciding when their artwork is finished, independently

  • managing disappointment (e.g. artwork was left out in the rain for too long)

One rainy day, our floor was covered with these pieces of art! For now, they hang on the art gallery wall but we hope to re-purpose them for some collage-making in the future!

We can’t wait to see your rain art! Please remember to share your creations with us by tagging @theartstadium on Instagram


Happy connecting!


XOXO,

Lindsay

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