Miss Three has a new favourite painting activity – drizzle paintings. What’s not to love about these paintings? You get to paint; mix and stir art materials; drizzle colured glue all over your painting and then for a final touch sprinkle glitter (or we have used coloured sand in the past) over the glue.
Even though we have done many drizzle paintings over the years, this time, Miss Three was able to enjoy the process independently (I didn’t need to drizzle the glue for her).
The first part of the process involves painting the paper (or canvas) you are creating on. Miss Three used water colour paints on paper.
Once the canvas is painted, it’s time to make the coloured glue. Miss Three chose the glue colour that she wanted to create. The first colour she chose was pink. We added some red paint to our white glue. Miss Three stirred the paint into the glue.
Then, it is time to drizzle! Miss Three loved swirling the coloured glue around and around her painting.
Miss Three created some black glue too (we added black paint to our glue and Miss Three stirred it in).
Miss Three loves glitter so was very keen to sprinkle some glitter onto the coloured glue.
As well as creating abstract paintings Miss Three also created this:
Whenever Miss Three draws people she always draws them with curly hair.
Some completed drizzle paintings:
My favourite (with black and pink hair that was created by drizzling a whole lot of glue):
One of our very first attempts at this type of painting involved adding coloured sand to the paintings.
The photo below is of Master Five (when he was two) pouring sand onto the glue.
One of the first sand paintings we made: