July 14, 2010

Squeezy Pictures

 
This art activity has been one of Big One's favourites for a long time.

To do this activity, you need some squeezy bottles filled with different paint colours. I found these bottles at my local plastic shop and filled them with acrylic paint, using a vaccine syringe. It is a bit time-consuming, but well worth the effort.



Once done, all that is required is some squeezing , folding and fun! First squeeze and then squeeze some more. Use as many colours as you please. Fold your page in half and then carefully open your page to reveal a colour surprise!  My son enjoys this process so much, that getting him to stop is usually the only problem.


We are always left with a great number of these interesting paint surprises, so I decided to use them to make some greeting cards. To create these, I cut them into small squares and arranged them onto pre-cut coloured cardstock. I really like the end result :).


PS. I have linked this to Show and Tell @ ABC and 123.

8 comments:

Elise said...

These paintings do make gorgeous cards and they would be such a pleasure to receive.

I think my children would also love to sqeeze paint out of a bottle to come up with all sorts of designs. it's always fun to fold your artwork over and then reveal a whole new look.

Joyfulmama said...

Oh that looks like FUN! And small squares art seems to be the flavour of the week - we did mini paintings on Monday and as soon as I feel better from this terrible flu, I will post on it - I think your Big One may enjoy that, too, and I would love to see what he comes up with! I love how the art you guys make is always so vibrant and cheerful - one can sense the joy of the process in the end result!

Nikki Olivier said...

Oh yes! That looks like a lovely idea-what about using those old plastic sauce bottles you use for tomato sauce? DO you think the nozzle needs to be smaller? I know you can get them at Plastics for Africa.

Katherine marie said...

Super... Fun... Brilliant...wonderful!!!

Maya at memetales said...

I love this - how you can take a simple activity and make it look so gorgeous while presenting it!

Mother★Lode said...

What fun! I stumbled upon your blog via Se7en's blog party. I can't wait to explore more!

se7en said...

Hay this is lovely!!! Your projects always look so neat and tidy... Thanks so much for linking!!! Have a fun week!!!

Mother★Lode said...

These cards jumped out at me the first time I saw them, and I can't wait to try this with my little artists. I featured the idea on my weekly roundup of inspiring projects, blogged here:
http://www.camilledawn.com/2010/07/tuesday-tumblr-7.html

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