When I called my young artists to the table for their art time, they were just a little bit excited:
And so they should have been! We had made some home-made paints during our science time the day before and we coloured some foam with food colourings to give us a very different textured paint. I popped them all on the table. The girls chucked some old clothes of T11’s on with an extra apron for A4 (she’s not a fan a getting her clothes dirty!) and I made them pose for a picture:
And they were off, rather sedately at first, I thought:
This soon changed however, when they discovered some washing up stick sponges I’d filled with coloured soapy water:
And soon they were off:
I know it looks very messy but clear up is super easy. I simply have the girls wash their hands in the hot, soapy water in a plastic box on the floor, take off their over clothes and throw them in the wash. Everything on top of the paper goes into the plastic box of hot, soapy water on the floor to soak. The paper gets rolled up and chucked in the bin. I give the table a quick wipe down (and the chairs, floor etc!). And we’re done. The brushes and bits and bobs practically wash themselves whilst soaking, I drain them in the sink, leave to dry and pop back in our plastic box, which doubles as our painting supply box. What could be simpler?