Watercolour Solar System Experiments

This week everyone in the 4-9 year old groups created their own solar systems and tried out different water colour techniques on each planet (some used their favourite techniques on multiple planets). Everyone enjoyed being able to experiment.

The children had access to brushes, bubble wrap, cling film, foil, rice, salt, sponges and wax crayons. Some of the techniques the children needed to put the object on wet paint and allow it to dry before removing (rice, salt and cling film). The children also got to experiment with bleach on one of their planets but this was with adult supervision and one child at a time. Interestingly we discovered the bleach worked better with the palette paints than the tube paints.

Next week we will be creating some chalk pastels galaxies.

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