We painted with the kids today as our afternoon activity, we used some canvases and acrylic paints .
I gave the kids some thin wood pieces some sponge ,brushes and paints. At the bottom of the canvas we put some blobs of paint and kids scraped it upwards with the wooden pieces. This gives a really nice effect on the canvas , them they used there pieces of sponge to make patterns.
When they were happy with there painting my eldest had the idea of putting some blobs of paint and with the flat side of the wood to swirl it around to make snails and poppies.. With some green we made some stems for the flowers and the result was fantastic...kids signed and paintings were left to dry.