It’s always fun to watch the children experiment with materials. Last year, we had created these amazing jellyfish by coloring with markers on extra large coffee filters and then placing them out in the rain to allow the color to spread. The ink spread in the rain and created a watercolor effect. Since the children have been exceptionally interested in using eye droppers to drip water (since our snow painting) I set out some canvas boards, tissue paper, water and eye droppers.
This provocation turned out to be really fun and a good lesson in color mixing. The girl that was documented noted that if she was going to do it agai she would use the brighter and darker colored tissue paper because they left the most color. Pretty keen observation for a 6 year old to make. She also noted that the black and white tissue paper left no color and she thinks that’s why there are white spots left on her canvas.
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If you give this provocation a try with your children, let us know how yours have come out. If you have any suggestions for us to try next time, leave a comment below!