Friday, August 6, 2010

Newspaper Brushes

While Blog hopping a few days ago I saw a little one doing cloud painting they where using a homemade bush which was a peg pinched onto a cotton ball. This idea really got my brain ticking what could I use to make some homemade brushes? I don't have any cotton balls in the cupboard but we always have newspaper. Neevah asked to do painting today so I thought it would be a perfect opportunity to try out some homemade newspaper brushes.

You will need
Paper to paint on

To Make
1 .Scrunch some newspaper into a small ball, fold some newspaper into squares or rectangles then add pegs to your newspaper they make great handles for little hands
2 .Set out your paper, paint and newspaper paint brushes and invite your child to paint
3 .Sit back and see what your child creates - Neevah enjoyed using her newspaper brushes with a dabbing and stamping motion

Splotch Splotch Splotch

Making paint lines with the square newspaper paint brush

The completed work of art :)


Deborah said...

I love this - I am going to have to go back to my paint brush post and add a link to this. What a terrific idea:)

Philippa, Neevah and Liam said...

Thanks Deborah! but i did forget to mention the small scrunched up paper ball did slip out of the peg a little but Neevah just re positioned it and kept on painting LOL that girl loves to get paint on her hands :)

Be A Fun Mum said...

Love this idea! So simple yet so effective.

Michele said...

I love this activity I'm implementing it & will place pom poms, paper & cotton balls on table beside pegs for children to pick up desired tool great fine motor skill as well as fun. Thanks lady's luv the internet!!

Philippa said...

That sounds like lots of fun Michele :)

Mille idee al nido said...

This idea amazing! Thank you! ciao ciao

Susan Case said...

I'm your newest follower. I hope you will visit my blog. Love your ideas! Very creative.

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