As mentioned in my previous blog called "Sand Painting" the children in Cohort B indicated that they like mixing with different colours. Late last week, when we were in the Far Forest the children were given the opportunity to explore the idea of mixing colours with shaving cream using a variety of materials!
As the children arrived in the morning, they were presented with a tarp that had the following materials: shaving cream, acrylic paints, popsicle sticks, knitting needles, yarn, dish soap, water, rolling pins, cardboard and paper.
The children sprayed the shaving cream onto the cardboard and then added a few drops of whatever colour paint they chose to use for their design. Next, the children picked what tool they wanted to use to mix the shaving cream and paint together.
One child took a piece of paper and placed it on the top of the shaving cream while pressing down a little. When they removed the paper from the shaving cream, the child noticed their design had transferred to the paper.
It was amazing to see the artwork that the children created.
During the activity, one child called out to an educator and said ''look what I got, this is a fun activity'' and as she was playing in the shaving cream she also asked "who has a mustache so I can shave him?''
The children asked me if they could use their hands, and I said yes!
While they were playing, they were talking about what they were creating. Some of the things mentioned were orange ice cream popsicles, a cake, a masterpiece and a sky design.
We decided to display the art outside to dry because it was a sunny day.
During the activity, the children developed language and socio-affective skills because they expressed themselves by saying what they made and how they felt in the group. They also used their cognitive as well as physical skills because they thought of what they could create and manipulated the materials using their hands, fingers and all other materials provided.
During this activity, the wind was very strong and blew around the materials. This led me to come up with my next activity idea: Blow Painting!