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  • A Complete Guide to Ready Mix Poster Paints

    Bestsellers - READY MIX PAINT

    BCreative's Poster Paints

    We have a huge selection of colours and styles of ready mix paints available.

    BCreativetolearn.com ready mix paint range

     

    1. All ages’ paints (300ml bottles): These are especially designed for under 3 year olds with special flip top lids, very easy to store. They come in 13 colours, black, blue, brown, green, orange, peach, pink, purple, red, turquoise, white, yellow and orange.

    2. Fully Washable Paints (500ml bottles) For extra washable paint you can get a set of 12 fully washables in green, yellow, orange, red, purple, blue, white, magenta, turquoise, pink, black and burnt umber.

    3. ‘Standard’ Paints (600ml bottles): Some brands sell ready mix paint which isn’t washable but our BCreative poster paints are all fairly washable. Always check the label! They come in 25 colours, black, blue, brown, green, orange, pink, purple, red, white, yellow, black, bright blue, sienna, cerise, cobalt blue, crimson, bright green, lemon, yellow okra, peach, Prussian blue, sky blue, peach, turquoise and viridian.

    4. ‘Bulk’ Paints (5 ltr bottles): This is a great choice for schools and settings that get through a vast amount of paint in a year. They come in 18 colours, black, crimson, bright pink, Prussian blue, burnt umber, blue, sienna, cerise, cobalt blue, bright green, lemon, orange, purple, sky blue, turquoise, meridian, white and yellow.

    5. Metallic Paints (300ml bottles): These paints are available in gold, silver, copper and bronze. These have the added bonus of coming in bottles that are suitable for all ages.

    6. Scolamelt Paints (150ml bottles): For an extra metallic effect, Scolamelt is a great choice. Use it in history topics for any crowns, swords and Egyptian artefacts. They will look shinny and authentic! They’re available as a set of 6 (2 gold, 2 silver, 1 bronze and 1 copper).

    7. Pearlescent Paints: These wonderful metallic shades give a shimmering pearlescent finish. They’re available as a set of 6 300ml (blue, red, green, pink, yellow, and violet).

    8. Fluorescent Paints (300ml and 600ml bottles): We sell a range of 6 special UV Reactive fluorescent poster paints (red, green, blue, pink, orange and yellow). These fluorescent paints not only give superbly bright colours but also reacts to UV light to give amazing effects. You can incorporate these paints into science topics/experiments, backdrops and theatre productions.

    9. Skintone Shades (600ml bottles): We sell a 6 pack of skin tone shades which are great for multicultural work, PSED and understanding the world topics. These shades are perfect for self portrait activities!

      Fun Ready Mix Paint Activities!

      Monoprinting
      You can use the back of a plate or a plexi glass/plastic flat surfaced box frame or the back of a baking tray dish or painting tray. Roll paint evenly across the surface then use fingers or cotton bud sticks for example to draw a picture, then place a paper gently on it and lightly rub the whole page. Peel off the paper to reveal your monoprint! Click on example of monoprinting with poster paint here.

      Cars in Ready Mix
      You can build a cardboard platform with 3 primary colour dishes for children to dip their toy vehicles in and roll down the paper slide safely, watching the colours across the paper naturally mix. See our Pinterest board example here.

      Sponge Rolling Activity with Paint
      Giant sponge rollers are great for outdoor paint rolling on large strips of paper. Check out our giant paint rollers here.

      Sensory Bubbles
      Mix washing up liquid, paint and water in a deep (preferably see-through) container. Use a plastic straw to then blow bubbles. You can get some incredible geometric shapes like hexagons during this activity as the bubbles expand and join. Click on an example here.

      Mark Making using Cotton Wool Strings
      Dip woollen strings in paint and spread horizontally with both hands on paper to create patterns and impressions of movement. You can also place the string in the middle of A4 paper, fold the page in half and then pull both ends off the string. Open the folded paper in the end to see what pattern and shape is left.

      Jackson Pollock
      Cover the art history and technique of abstract expressionist Jackson Pollock in KS1 and KS2. Get children to create their own Jackson Pollock ‘drip paintings’. You can use a variety of tools to drip the paint on the canvas such as swinging a punctured bucket of paint over a horizontal canvas, plastic syringes, sticks/sponges/brushes dipped heavily in paint, etc. Find some examples on our Pinterest pinboard name ‘Classroom Ideas & Teacher Tips’.

      Hand Print Calendar 
      You could create an original class hand print calendar with finger painting and handprints being turned into images associated with the month. For example, snowman in December, finger print chicks in March, hand print butterfly in May. These make great take home gifts. You can find ready made BCreativetolearn calendars to paint on here.

      Self Portraits
      Children can use mirrors and their printed pictures to create self portraits or portraits of their friends. This is handy for PSED, skin tone paints for realistic impressions of their skin tones, characters from stories or history topics. When children’s portraits are complete you could do a ‘Colours of Us’ classroom display board. See our Pinterest board for an example here.

      Specific Discovery Areas
      Set up for mixing prime colours in EYFS or more complex colour mixing (secondary, tertiary, complementary colours ) for KS1 and KS2. Example, tray with only two colours out for children to mix. Sponge rollers and large pieces of sugar paper stuck to the table is always a clear invitation.

      Animal Hand Printing 
      This is a great activity to use when discussing cycles, nature, animal around the world (geography), stories (literacy),etc. Have a look at some of the ideas on our Pinterest board here.

      Spaghetti with Poster Paint
      You can make sensory trays of cooked spaghetti with small mixing bowls for children to independently mix the paint into the spaghetti strips. You could also create spaghetti paint brushes! Tie a hand full of dry spaghetti, dip the tips of end in hot water till softened and leave for a few minutes to cool down. You can then dip the wobbly spaghetti ends in paint and explore mark making with them on paper.

      Accessories 

      When it comes to mark making, messy play, making patterns, colour and texture exploration ready mix paint marries very well with these tasks. There is a great collection of accessories that work well during these learning sessions.

    Paint Accessories for Ready Mix Paint BCreativetolearn.com ready mix paint accessories
      1. Aprons - Water proof and great for, suitable for hand wash.

      2. Non-spill water pots - Essential for all EYFS settings. Helps a young child to stabilise their brush, prevent spills and accompanied by stoppers to store over night.

      3. Table splash mats A durable plastic mat that is super easy to wipe down after your messy art session.

      4. Deep well pallets - Deep to hold paint and help with colour mixing.

      5. Double Roller paint tray - Spacious for sponge rollers during mark making. Perfect for mixing two colours.

      6. Paint mix tray - Great for messy play and finger painting.

      7. Sponge painting dish - Once the bowls are filled with paint, children can dip their favourite craft sponges in and make amazing prints on paper.

      8. Sponge roller brushes - Easy to hold handles during mark making sessions.

      9. Foam brushes - Different shaped tips for variation in mark making.

        BCreativetolearn.com Paint Accessories Ready Mix Paint Accessories
      10. Giant texture palm stampers - Great for sensory and for bringing the art classroom outdoors.

      11. Easy grip paint brushes - Round, chunky wooden handles that are super easy for little hands to grip.

      12. Chubby Hog Hair brushes - A great start on EYFS hand to eye co-ordination skills.

      13. Fuzzy paint dabbers - Fun variety of mark making effects.

      14. Funky paint dabbers - Fantastic special effect paint tools for mark making and patterns.

      15. Wooden templates for printing - Designed to aid with dexterity and co-ordination and multi-themed.

      16. Stencils – Alphabet, numbers, bugs, etc. - Flexible and washable, multi themed, for use with paint, chalk, crayons, colouring pencils and felt tips.

      17. Lino printing - Made out of a softer material (polymer) than traditional blocks, this super soft lino block can be used to print with ready mix paint and rollers.

      18. Safeprint - A great alternative to lino blocks for younger artists. The extruded foam tiles can be scored with pens, pencils etc or have images pressed into them. Once a design is made you can then just treat as you would lino to create stunning prints using ready mix paint and rollers.

     

     

    Tips For Using Ready Mix Paint  

    • Classroom set up: It’s handy to have an easel with paper set up and ready mix paints in non spill pots readily available for children to do independent painting. A reachable drying paint rack is useful for when children finish painting; it will encourage them to dry out their work independently. With simple small systems like these in your learning setting, painting doesn’t have to always be adult led. Independent discoveries will occur such as colour mixing!

    • Try to use paintbrushes with natural fibre bristles like hog hair. It grips the paint better.

    • Non-spill paint pots are the best containers to use during painting sessions. (Especially in EYFS)

    • Our paints are mostly washable, but it’s always a good idea to wash everything straight after you use them to avoid staining clothes.

    • Sugar paper is a great paper to use, especially if you are doing watery spray painting or making a mixed media/ gloopy sensory mix. Another good option is cartridge paper.

    • If children are painting at various times throughout the day, it’s handy to keep wet paint pots in a tub with a lid to stop them drying out too quickly.

    • Always store paint bottles indoors. Bottles should never be stored in frosty conditions.

    • Paint rollers are great for child lead learning (gross motor skills)(EYFS).

    • If EYFS children start mixing too many colours, use light toned colours (i.e. light blue and bright yellow paints) in the independent paint area set up to avoid sludgy dark muddy colour mix when children are colour mixing independently.

     

    Types of Ready Mix Paint

    Ready mix paint is ready to use, water based poster paint, perfect for all learning settings. This paint is widely used in the school curriculum. You can buy it in a wide range of colours and finishes!

    Did you know there are many names for ready mix paint? It is also known as poster paint, liquid paint, tempera paint , squeezy paint and junior paint.

    Poster Paint has a thick, creamy and rich texture, lots of fun for children to explore and manipulate the paint on paper.

    Young learners will find it offers great tactile fun when experimenting by using their hands, objects and paint accessories. It’s great for colour mixing, marking and printing in Early Years Foundation Stage.

    Unlike acrylic paint, ready mix paint dries much faster, another useful reason to use it in a busy classroom, playgroup and workshop setting. Not to mention acrylic paint isn’t oftern washable! Poster paint can be easily diluted with water or mixed with PVA to achieve a variety of finishes. Liquid paint is fully intermixable offers great coverage and dries to an opaque finish.

    Whilst not as cost effective as powder paint, poster paint is quicker to use. You can also add small amounts of water to make it last longer. Our ready mix paints are all gluten free and non-toxic, perfect for use within children’s arts and crafts. All our ready mix paints are also made in the UK.

    Even ITV’s Coronation Street is pro ready mix paint! BCreative ready mix paints were featured during an art attack splatter session on a massive piece of paper.

    Poster Paints in The National Curriculum

    Poster paints can be used in all key stages of the Art & Design National Curriculum. During these years there are many different techniques, practices and disciplines being covered.

    Children learning about artists such as Jackson Pollock for example will find his drip painting technique involves a splatter finish, which works very well with ready mix paint. You’ll be able to thicken, thin and change the texture of paint easily. (See 'Activities' section for more info on how to cover a Jackson Pollock art lesson.)

    Jackson Pollock example on BCreativetolearn.com ready mix paint article Jackson Pollock painting example
    Example of drip art painting on BCreativetolearn.com Example of drip art painting on BCreativetolearn.com

     Adding to Ready Mix Paint

    Gluten free washable PVA glue is a good paint thickener to use; it will give you a strong and solid colour finish.

    A mixture of washing up liquid and washable PVA glue is also a great way to thicken paint and gives you a glossy, shinny finish when dry.

    Washing up liquid improves wash-ability and gives a shiny plastic effect.

    Add the PVA slowly whilst stirring it into your paint mix. This glue thickening process increases the chance of paint sticking together instead of running off the paper! Less runny = less messy = less staining! You can even create peel-able paint with the use of medium PVA glue.

    Don’t buy wallpaper paste but fungicide free cellulose powder paste, which is otherwise known as papier mache paste. Sold in 45g sachets, one sachet can make up to 5 litres of paste. Always start with water in a tub then slowly add small amounts of cellulose powder to thicken. Add the paint once the papier mache paste is mixed. It's a great way to avoid solid lumps!

    We always advise that you stay clear of wheat thickening recipes in a group setting due to allergies - keep your mix gluten and wheat free.

    Ready mix paint is fun with mixed media! It enhances a child’s sensory exploration. From facilitating an outdoors maths game to a literacy lesson, poster paint is easy to mix into the equation. It mixes well with water, glues, sand, cornflour and shaving foam!  For the best sparkle finish always adds glitter on top of your finished painting whilst paint is wet.

    You will find that most of the EYFS suggestions also apply in SEN. With higher sensory needs all ready mix paints, sponge rollers, funky dabbers, roller trays and easy grip brushes for example, are a perfect match for sensory and creative ways of incorporating areas of learning within special education.

    Early childhood years are important years for children to be given the time, space and materials to explore their original ideas and build their confidence in using materials independently. Choosing the right arts and crafts materials with the right set up will play a vital role in all these key areas of development. Using the best paint and accessory set ups in a child’s learning environment will also decrease adult led or adult ‘take over’ scenarios and increase independent discoveries! This will have a very positive impact for years to come and in all aspects of a child’s journey into adulthood.

    Follow Economy of Brighton BCreative's board Mark Making Activities on Pinterest.

  • All you need to know about ready mix poster paint

    Bestsellers - READY MIX PAINT

     

    About Be Creative's Poster Paints

    We have a  huge selection of colours and styles of ready mix paints available.

    BCreativetolearn.com ready mix paint range

     

    1. ‘All ages’ paints (300ml bottles): These are especially designed for under 3 year olds with special flip top lids, very easy to store. They come in 13 colours, black, blue, brown, green, orange, peach, pink, purple, red, turquoise, white, yellow and orange

    2. Fully Washable paints (500ml bottles):  For extra washable paint you can get a set of 12 fully washables in green, yellow, orange, red, purple, blue, white, magenta, turquoise, pink, black and burnt umber.

    3. ‘Standard’ paints (600ml bottles): Some brands sell ready mix paint which isn’t washable but our BCreative poster paints are all fairly washable. Always check the label! They come in 25 colours, black, blue, brown, green, orange, pink, purple, red, white, yellow, black, bright blue, sienna, cerise, cobalt blue, crimson, bright green, lemon, yellow okra, peach, Prussian blue, sky blue, peach, turquoise and viridian.

    4. ‘Bulk’ paints (5 ltr bottles): This is a great choice for schools and settings that get through a vast amount of paint in a year. They come in 18 colours, black, crimson, bright pink, Prussian blue, burnt umber, blue, sienna, cerise, cobalt blue, bright green, lemon, orange, purple, sky blue, turquoise, meridian, white and yellow.

    5. Metallic paints (300ml bottles): These paints are available in gold, silver, copper and bronze. These have the added bonus of coming in bottles that are suitable for all ages.

    6. Scolamelt paints (150ml bottles): For an extra metallic effect, Scolamelt is a great choice. Use it in history topics for any crowns, swords and Egyptian artefacts. They will look shinny and authentic! They’re available as a set of 6 (2 gold, 2 silver, 1 bronze and 1 copper).

    7. Pearlescent paints: These wonderful metallic shades give a shimmering pearlescent finish. They’re available as a set of 6 300ml (blue, red, green, pink, yellow, and violet).

    8. Fluorescent paints (300ml and 600ml bottles): We sell a range of 6 special UV Reactive fluorescent poster paints (red, green, blue, pink, orange and yellow). These fluorescent paints not only give superbly bright colours but also reacts to UV light to give amazing effects. You can incorporate these paints into science topics/experiments, backdrops and theatre productions.

    9. Skintone shades (600ml bottles): We sell a 6 pack of skin tone shades which are great for multicultural work, PSED and understanding the world topics. These shades are perfect for self portrait activities!

     

    Ready mix paint is ready to use, water based poster paint, perfect for all learning settings. This paint is widely used in the school curriculum. You can buy it in a wide range of colours and finishes!

    Types of Ready Mix Paint

    Did you know there are many names for ready mix paint? It is also known as poster paint, liquid paint, tempera paint , squeezy paint and junior paint.

    Poster Paint has a thick, creamy and rich texture, lots of fun for children to explore and manipulate the paint on paper.

    Young learners will find it offers great tactile fun when experimenting by using their hands, objects and paint accessories. It’s great for colour mixing, marking and printing in Early Years Foundation Stage.

    Unlike acrylic paint, ready mix paint dries much faster, another useful reason to use it in a busy classroom, playgroup and workshop setting. Not to mention acrylic paint isn’t oftern washable! Poster paint can be easily diluted with water or mixed with PVA to achieve a variety of finishes. Liquid paint is fully intermixable offers great coverage and dries to an opaque finish.

    Whilst not as cost effective as powder paint, poster paint is quicker to use. You can also add small amounts of water to make it last longer. Our ready mix paints are all gluten free and non-toxic, perfect for use within children’s arts and crafts. All our ready mix paints are also made in the UK.

    Even ITV’s Coronation Street is pro ready mix paint! BCreative ready mix paints were featured during an art attack splatter session on a massive piece of paper.

    Poster Paints in The National Curriculum

    Poster paints can be used in all key stages of the Art & Design National Curriculum. During these years there are many different techniques, practices and disciplines being covered.

    Children learning about artists such as Jackson Pollock for example will find his drip painting technique involves a splatter finish, which works very well with ready mix paint. You’ll be able to thicken, thin and change the texture of paint easily. (See 'Activities' section for more info on how to cover a Jackson Pollock art lesson.)

    Jackson Pollock example on BCreativetolearn.com ready mix paint article Jackson Pollock painting example
    Example of drip art painting on BCreativetolearn.com Example of drip art painting on BCreativetolearn.com

    Handy tips when using ready mix paint  

    • Classroom set up: It’s handy to have an easel with paper set up and ready mix paints in non spill pots readily available for children to do independent painting. A reachable drying paint rack is useful for when children finish painting; it will encourage them to dry out their work independently. With simple small systems like these in your learning setting, painting doesn’t have to always be adult led. Independent discoveries will occur such as colour mixing!

    • Try to use paintbrushes with natural fibre bristles like hog hair. It grips the paint better.

    • Non-spill paint pots are the best containers to use during painting sessions. (Especially in EYFS)

    • Our paints are mostly washable, but it’s always a good idea to wash everything straight after you use them to avoid staining clothes.

    • Sugar paper is a great paper to use, especially if you are doing watery spray painting or making a mixed media/ gloopy sensory mix. Another good option is cartridge paper.

    • If children are painting at various times throughout the day, it’s handy to keep wet paint pots in a tub with a lid to stop them drying out too quickly.

    • Always store paint bottles indoors. Bottles should never be stored in frosty conditions.

    • Paint rollers are great for child lead learning (gross motor skills)(EYFS).

    • If EYFS children start mixing too many colours, use light toned colours (i.e. light blue and bright yellow paints) in the independent paint area set up to avoid sludgy dark muddy colour mix when children are colour mixing independently.

     

    BCreativetolearn.com ready mix paint rangeWhat can we add to ready mix paint?

    Gluten free washable PVA glue is a good paint thickener to use; it will give you a strong and solid colour finish. A mixture of washing up liquid and washable PVA glue is also a great way to thicken paint and gives you a glossy, shinny finish when dry. Washing up liquid improves wash-ability and gives a shiny plastic effect. Add the PVA slowly whilst stirring it into your paint mix. This glue thickening process increases the chance of paint sticking together instead of running off the paper! Less runny = less messy = less staining! You can even create peel-able paint with the use of medium PVA glue.

    Don’t buy wallpaper paste but fungicide free cellulose powder paste, which is otherwise known as papier mache paste. Sold in 45g sachets, one sachet can make up to 5 litres of paste. Always start with water in a tub then slowly add small amounts of cellulose powder to thicken. Add the paint once the papier mache paste is mixed. It's a great way to avoid solid lumps!

    We always advise that you stay clear of wheat thickening recipes in a group setting due to allergies - keep your mix gluten and wheat free.

    Ready mix paint is fun with mixed media! It enhances a child’s sensory exploration. From facilitating an outdoors maths game to a literacy lesson, poster paint is easy to mix into the equation. It mixes well with water, glues, sand, cornflour and shaving foam!  For the best sparkle finish always adds glitter on top of your finished painting whilst paint is wet.

     

    Fun & useful ways to work with poster paint!

    When it comes to mark making, messy play, making patterns, colour and texture exploration ready mix paint marries very well with these tasks. There is a great collection of accessories that work well during these learning sessions.

    Useful list of accessories and equipment to use with ready mix paint in activities:

    1. Aprons - Water proof and great for, suitable for hand wash.
      BCreativetolearn.com Paint Accessories for Ready Mix Paint article BCreativetolearn.com ready mix paint accessories
    2. Non-spill water pots - Essential for all EYFS settings. Helps a young child to stabilise their brush, prevent spills and accompanied by stoppers to store over night.
    3. Table splash mats A durable plastic mat that is super easy to wipe down after your messy art session.
    4. Deep well pallets - Deep to hold paint and help with colour mixing.
    5. Double Roller paint tray - Spacious for sponge rollers during mark making. Perfect for mixing two colours.
    6. Paint mix tray - Great for messy play and finger painting.
    7. Sponge painting dish - Once the bowls are filled with paint, children can dip their favourite craft sponges in and make amazing prints on paper.
    8. Sponge roller brushes - Easy to hold handles during mark making sessions.
    9. Foam brushes - Different shaped tips for variation in mark making. BCreativetolearn.com Paint Accessories
    10. Giant texture palm stampers - Great for sensory and for bringing the art classroom outdoors.
    11. Easy grip paint brushes - Round, chunky wooden handles that are super easy for little hands to grip.
    12. Chubby Hog Hair brushes - A great start on EYFS hand to eye co-ordination skills.
    13. Fuzzy paint dabbers - Fun variety of mark making effects.
    14. Funky paint dabbers - Fantastic special effect paint tools for mark making and patterns.
    15. Wooden templates for printing - Designed to aid with dexterity and co-ordination and multi-themed.
    16. Stencils – Alphabet, numbers, bugs, etc. - Flexible and washable, multi themed, for use with paint, chalk, crayons, colouring pencils and felt tips.
    17. Lino printing - Made out of a softer material (polymer) than traditional blocks, this super soft lino block can be used to print with ready mix paint and rollers.
    18. Safeprint - A great alternative to lino blocks for younger artists. The extruded foam tiles can be scored with pens, pencils etc or have images pressed into them. Once a design is made you can then just treat as you would lino to create stunning prints using ready mix paint and rollers.

    You will find that most of the EYFS suggestions also apply in SEN. With higher sensory needs all ready mix paints, sponge rollers, funky dabbers, roller trays and easy grip brushes for example, are a perfect match for sensory and creative ways of incorporating areas of learning within special education.

    Early childhood years are important years for children to be given the time, space and materials to explore their original ideas and build their confidence in using materials independently. Choosing the right arts and crafts materials with the right set up will play a vital role in all these key areas of development. Using the best paint and accessory set ups in a child’s learning environment will also decrease adult led or adult ‘take over’ scenarios and increase independent discoveries! This will have a very positive impact for years to come and in all aspects of a child’s journey into adulthood.

     

    Have you tried these fun activities?

    Monoprinting – You can use the back of a plate or a plexi glass/plastic flat surfaced box frame or the back of a baking tray dish or painting tray. Roll paint evenly across the surface then use fingers or cotton bud sticks for example to draw a picture, then place a paper gently on it and lightly rub the whole page. Peel off the paper to reveal your monoprint! Click on example of monoprinting with poster paint here.

    Cars in ready mix – You can build a cardboard platform with 3 primary colour dishes for children to dip their toy vehicles in and roll down the paper slide safely, watching the colours across the paper naturally mix. See our Pinterest board example here.

    Sponge rolling activity with paint – Giant sponge rollers are great for outdoor paint rolling on large strips of paper. Check out our giant paint rollers here.

    Sensory bubbles - Mix washing up liquid, paint and water in a deep (preferably see-through) container. Use a plastic straw to then blow bubbles. You can get some incredible geometric shapes like hexagons during this activity as the bubbles expand and join. Click on an example here.

    Mark making using cotton wool strings – Dip woollen strings in paint and spread horizontally with both hands on paper to create patterns and impressions of movement. You can also place the string in the middle of A4 paper, fold the page in half and then pull both ends off the string. Open the folded paper in the end to see what pattern and shape is left.

    Jackson Pollock – Cover the art history and technique of abstract expressionist Jackson Pollock in KS1 and KS2. Get children to create their own Jackson Pollock ‘drip paintings’. You can use a variety of tools to drip the paint on the canvas such as swinging a punctured bucket of paint over a horizontal canvas, plastic syringes, sticks/sponges/brushes dipped heavily in paint, etc. Find some examples on our Pinterest pinboard name ‘Classroom Ideas & Teacher Tips’.

    Hand print calendar – You could create an original class hand print calendar with finger painting and handprints being turned into images associated with the month. For example, snowman in December, finger print chicks in March, hand print butterfly in May. These make great take home gifts. You can find ready made BCreativetolearn calendars to paint on here.

    Self portraits – Children can use mirrors and their printed pictures to create self portraits or portraits of their friends. This is handy for PSED, skin tone paints for realistic impressions of their skin tones, characters from stories or history topics. When children’s portraits are complete you could do a ‘Colours of Us’ classroom display board. See our Pinterest board for an example here.

    Try setting up specific discovery areas set up for mixing prime colours in EYFS or more complex colour mixing (secondary, tertiary, complementary colours ) for KS1 and KS2. Example, tray with only two colours out for children to mix. Sponge rollers and large pieces of sugar paper stuck to the table is always a clear invitation.

    Animal hand printing – This is a great activity to use when discussing cycles, nature, animal around the world (geography), stories (literacy),etc. Have a look at some of the ideas on our Pinterest board here.

    Spaghetti with poster paint – You can make sensory trays of cooked spaghetti with small mixing bowls for children to independently mix the paint into the spaghetti strips. You could also create spaghetti paint brushes! Tie a hand full of dry spaghetti, dip the tips of end in hot water till softened and leave for a few minutes to cool down. You can then dip the wobbly spaghetti ends in paint and explore mark making with them on paper.

     

    Follow Economy of Brighton BCreative's board Mark Making Activities on Pinterest.

  • Fun activities to incorporate Easter & spring into your learning setting

    Yes, it is nearly Easter! In addition to chocolate eggs, Easter incorporates many symbols of spring such as baby animals and flowers to represent the cycle of rebirth.

    Spring and Easter can incorporate so many wonderful learning opportunities and there are many Easter and spring craft ideas out there! In this article we have decided to look at how you can incorporate the key symbols of Easter and Spring into your every day learning. This is a wonderful opportunity to engage independent learning and child led activities.

    All of the activities can be easily differentiated for EYFS, KS1 or KS2, as well as ensuring the prime areas are covered. Some even produce a wonderful take home gift!

    Children will develop their personal, social and emotional skills, increase their confidence and expand their cognitive capacity. They will develop fine motor skills, learn about colours, maths, literacy, science and gain more understanding of the world whilst thinking they are covering Easter!

    Fingerprint Chicks for Numeracy

    Fingerprint chicks and counting Counting fingerprint chicks

    Fingerprint painting is a great way of creative counting! Using yellow paint, ask the children to imprint a number of fingerprints on the paper.

    An easy way to differentiate this is to use an orange marker or paper collage cut-outs for the eyes, feet and beaks. Don't forget to wait for the paint to dry before you draw beaks, feet and eyes! You can also tell children you need a certain number of chicks, ask them for one more or ask them to count how many they have hatched!

    Using wiggly eyes gives a lovely 3D effect. This is a great activity to do on pastel coloured card, it can be turned into a take home Easter card! You can include the painted chicks in your discussions about the season and the cycles in nature.

    Mark Making & Repeated Patterns on an Easter Egg

    Create a 2D Easter egg painting with colourful repeating patterns! Creating patterns develops the fine motor skills to facilitate pre-writing and is a great mark making exercise. Draw an outline of an egg on a large piece of A3 paper and get the children to decorate it using repeating patterns. For KS1 and KS2 this could be an independent activity, but guidance would be required for EYFS learners.

    There are a number of ways to create the patterns. You could use Easter sponge shapes, which are a great way of incorporating the Easter theme. You can use a selection of ready mix paints in pallets to dip your sponges in and print a series of patterns within the large egg.

    Repeating patterns on egg Repeating patterns using themed sponges

    You could also ask children to pinch pom poms with clothing pegs, dip them in different coloured paints and make repeated patterns on paper. These activities will aid a child's development in the seven areas of learning, with a large scope for differentiation.

    Some children may push or squeeze sponges too hard and lose definition in the final print. If a child struggles to produce defined shapes, a great alternative is to use Easter stencils. In this case, any shape of sponge or paint brush can be used to apply paint to the stencils - children could always use markers instead of paints.

    Easter stencilling working the fine motor skills using sponges and painbrushes Easter stencilling in action - working the fine motor skills using sponges and paint brushes.

    Flower Making

    Easter falls around the spring season, the time of year when flowers come into bloom. Tissue circles encourage young children to create flowers independently through simple layering, twisting and gluing. You can use green pipecleaners or paper art straws for the stem. The flowers can be incorporated into discussions about seasons. Using the different colours of tissue paper is another way to investigate patterns.

    They could even include a picture of themselves or their family photo in the centre, using the tissue flower circles as a frame around the photo highlighting that it is a special family time!

    Tissue circle flower making - eyfs ks1 Tissue circle flower making

    Plastic Egg & Marbling Ink Exploration

    Use plastic marbling eggs to incorporate elements of science! The children will progress with their ability to explore physical processes and make observations. Children will have fun creating their own patterned eggs exploring colour mixing and patterns. Any discussion on this activity can help children to naturally extend their vocabulary with new words, i.e. ripples, wavy.

    BCreative provide all kinds of marbling inksfluorescent, metallic and normal colour ranges. The process involves dropping ink onto the surface of water and using a small stick to lightly draw patterns in the liquid mix. Gently dip and roll the plastic egg on the liquid surface and the ink should adhere to the egg surface. Are the eggs taking too long to dry? Extend the experience by adding a hair dryer in the final stages to speed up the drying process of the eggs. Children will get to observe the additional processes of temperature (hot and cold) and texture (dry and wet). Ensure that all children wear protective clothing as the this product is oil based.

    Plastic egg marbling ink Plastic egg marbling ink

    Maths & Literacy with Polystyrene Eggs 

    Use different sized polystyrene egg shapes, to play a ‘sorting by size’ game with Easter baskets. Ask children to pick the eggs and sort them into groups of small, medium and large. This is a great opportunity for counting and introducing natural discussions on weight (heavier or lighter), quantities (bigger or smaller) and sizes (more or less).

    Why not incorporate maths and literacy? Colour code and number your eggs and encourage children to match the numbered egg with the numbered basket/container. You could always use them in counting games and order the numbered eggs into an egg box. To incorporate literacy simply add letters of the alphabet instead of numbers.

    You could also use the eggs for an Easter egg hunt, once decorated by the children. Children could be set the task of finding specific coloured, numbered or lettered eggs. Ready mix paint or collage materials are best for egg decoration. For after school clubs it might be practical to use felt tip pens to decorate the polystyrene eggs.

    Polystyrene Egg Chicks

    The polystyrene egg shapes also make great collage Easter chick figures. You can talk about the hatching of chicks, life cycles and seasonal changes. Use the polystyrene egg to show the process of an egg developing into a chick. You could nestle the class chicks in raffia/straw nests in a classroom display area. The smooth polystyrene egg surface is great for collage or ready mix painting and free expression. Children could use pva glue to stick yellow feathers, wiggly eyes and orange card (for the beaks and feet) onto their egg shapes. Create little characters and build on a child's understanding of the world around them! These can be included in the Easter sensory tray mentioned below.

    Polystyrene egg chick Easter Polystyrene egg chick for literacy and themed sensory exploration.

    Matching Bunny Tails

    Develop children's visual recognition using matching games. Matching pom-pom bunny tails to the right bunny can be a great independent maths activity. Use white bunny cut-outs with a colour word written on each one. The children learn to read the written version of the colour, in addition to matching and sticking the right coloured pom pom.

    You could also do a simpler version using coloured bunny cut outs. Children can match through colour visual recognition. If you laminate the bunnies you can use this as a regular class exercise. You can use Velcro or white /blue tack, otherwise use pva glue for take home gifts.

    Download a free copy of the BCreative Bunny Tail Matching Game templates to save time!

    Matching Bunny Tails Matching Bunny Tails

    Easter Sensory Investigation Tray

    A tray filled with colourful objects and textures is a great sensory activity for Easter time. It promotes the use of all the senses and can be incorporated into the wider discussion about Easter/ spring time.

    Children can investigate and explore materials, shapes, sizes, textures and colours. This will help emotional development and build a positive sensory association to the theme and the overall memory of learning.

    Here are some fun things you can include: different sized polystyrene and plastic eggs, Easter spangles, yellow coloured pom-poms and feathers, mixed coloured raffia, mixed coloured feathers, yellow craft fluff or cotton wool and other related topic objects (i.e. small bunnies and chick toys). Children can use items from the sensory trays to tell their own stories.

    Story of Easter with Jesus

    For literacy and religious education there is a lovely video featured on CBeebies called 'Lets Celebrate Easter Performance' using recorded live sand art and story telling!

    Visit our YouTube channel for more videos of the featured activities in this article!

     

    Follow Economy of Brighton BCreative's board Easter Ideas for Early Years (EYFS) on Pinterest.

  • Why We Love Powder Paint!

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    Why Powder Paint?

    • Powder Paint is super economical!

    • You need so much less to do more!

    • You set the desired paint thickness

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    What is Powder Paint?

    • Powder paint is coloured pigment, which you mix with water to get wet paint.

    • It's popular with many schools as it is child safe, gluten free and highly versatile!

    • It comes in many shades including fluorescent!

     

    Powder Paint vs Ready Mix Paint

     

    Powder paint is highly cost effective! For runny paint, you only need very small amounts of powder.

     

    Whether they're painting a picture, spraying the paint outside or printing/mark making, it's in your hands how thick you wish the paint to be for each task.

     

    The dry quality of the powder paint means it has a longer shelf life.

     

    One tub will last you months if you make mostly runny watery batches. It’s good to store powder in a dry place.

     

    Luckily our powder paint comes in thick resealable plastic containers!

     

    Get Creative with Powder Paint!

     

    A few ideas to get your inspiration rolling!

    • Rain Pictures
      get children to spoon a variety of coloured powder paint onto large pieces of paper outdoors on a day with intermittent rain showers. By the end of the day you have a mixed colour rain picture.

    • Water Spraying 
      sprinkle powder paint onto an A3 piece of sugar paper and get children to use plant pot sprayers. Watch the transformation as the colours start to move, run and change shape! (use the fine spray setting).

    • Sponge and Splatter
      cut out small shapes (i.e. stars, hearts, squares) and lightly stick them with blue-tack onto a big piece of thick paper. Let children dab their paint-filled sponges or splatter flickers of paint off their paintbrushes onto the paper. At the end, take away the blue-tacked shapes and reveal the shape pattern all over the paper.

    • Mark Making
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      repare a colour on your pallet. Choose a printing object; you can use feathers, paintbrushes, small toy pieces like Lego, sponges, toothbrushes, sticks, roller brushes.. etc. See how many different marks you can make using that one object’s different sides. By using powder paint rather than other paints, you can create different textures and thicknesses for different marks.  Powder paint is much more versatile
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    • Create a Turner Style Painting 
      a task for older children using powder paint is to create atmospheric swirling sea and sky scenes whilst learning about art, expressionism and colour exploration. Remind children they only need to start painting with very small amounts of powder and water mix, then they can build darker shades.

    • Coloured Sand - super easy!
      You will need a zip locked plastic bag, add some sand then a tablespoon of powder paint, seal the bag, give it a good shake and squeeze. Ta-daaaa! You can start by storing loads of bags of different coloured sand. It looks beautiful applied on patterns of glue on card. Colourful, full of texture and 3D!  You can make a lovely firework effect on card using glue, glitter, powder paint and sand again. Click Here to link to our Making Coloured Sand Blog

    • Coloured Cornflour (Great for Holi festival!)
      you can use pure powder paint for Holi when mixed sparsely with cornflour. Fill a small bowl with cornflour, add a teaspoon of powder paint then add 5 tablespoons of water (do this by feel, depending on bowl size). Make sure you add enough to mix to the right colour consistency. Start adding more cornflour to thicken. Once thick pour it into a small plastic bag or thin plastic bag surface, lay onto another plastic bag and roll out the mix with a rolling pin. It will start to dry out and crumble. Start crushing it into a fine powder. You will end up with fantastic coloured powder for your Holi celebration! (You could store the powder into little plastic sandwich sealing bags.)

    • Sensory Shaving foam
      Mix small pots of powder paint with a little water to get runny or thick paint mixes. You can choose a big, flat piece of paper/ card (black for nice contrast) or trays and fill them with shaving foam. Allow children to start mixing the paint into their tray of shaving foam using paintbrushes or small teaspoons. Try to avoid their hands going directly into the paint pots so their hands don't get too stained!

    • UV fluorescent and sensory tray
      mix dry, fluorescent powder paint into a sand tray in a dark room setting and use UV light. (Can be done with sand and powder paint mixed in a clear plastic bottle, create your own sensory objects.)

    Children and Powder Paint

    Powder paint is thought to be easier to use with older KS1/ KS2 children than with nursery but there are in fact many creative ways to use powder paint with all ages.

    Early Years

    You can use non spill paint pots for less mess and more time gained in demonstrating how to mix. Have you tried using the WASPP method?

    WASPP Method: Water, Sponge, Powder, Pallet

    Using powder paint will aid in children’s fine/ gross motor skill development. You can get them to mix the powder and water using the WSPP (Water, Sponge, Powder, Pallet) system of painting.

    Being involved in the paint colour mixing step-by-step process will exercise the child's hand-eye coordination, organisational skills and spacial awareness

    It's such a creative way to mix paint, help children understand colour shading and mixing processes in more depth , not to mention it's way more fun and tactile!

    Mark making pictures turn 3D due to the variety of texture variations you can get!

     For example, you could mix the paint thicker so the child can feel and see the different bumpy texture result. Adding glitter is great for adding texture in addition to thickeners!

    Children spend their first years mark making and exploring materials, but by the time they reach primary school they want to start controlling their materials, make accurate impressions of the world around them and be independent.

    Powder paint is great for keeping children engaged and adventurous with paint! It helps them to connect with the creative processes taking place in their work.

    Science Curriculum and Powder Paint!

    You can encompass the science curriculum by talking about the reaction and changes of the powder with different amounts of water, investigate different textures.

    Buy UV Fluorescent powder paint for sensory science experiments under UV lights!

    Add the UV Florescent colour to water bottles, sand bottles and sand pit sensory trays.

     

    So, how best to work with powder paint?  

    • You never need more than 1-2 maximum small teaspoons of powder paint per non-spill children’s paint pots.

    • Try to use paintbrushes with natural fibre bristles like hog hair. It grips the paint better.

    • Non-spill paint pots are the best containers to use during a powder painting session.

    • Use a dry spoon when putting powder paint into pots.

    • Our paints are mostly washable, but it’s always a good idea to wash everything straight after you use them to avoid staining clothes.

    • Sugar paper is a great paper to use, especially if you are doing watery spray painting or making a mixed media/ gloopy sensory mix or try cartridge paper.

    • If children are painting at various times throughout the day, it’s handy to keep wet paint pots in a tub with a lid to stop them drying out too quickly.

     

    More on the WSPP System

    The WSPP (Water, Sponge, Powder, Pallet) system is a simple discipline children can learn early on.

    They gain a visual/ tactile memory of the paint mixing process and bringing paint to life from scratch!

    • Dip the paint brush in the water pot.

    • Press/ dab it against the sponge (paper towel/ cloth) to remove excess water. This teaches children to control the amount of water they are using.

    • Dip the damp brush in powder paint pot and stir into the pallet.

    • Apply to the paper.

    • They will start to learn how to the paint runny or go back and make it thicker!(video/pics)

     

    Ways to thicken powder paint

    A mixture of washing up liquid and PVA glue is a great way to thicken paint and gives you a glossy , shinny finish when dry.

    Add the PVA slowly whilst stirring it into your already wet powder paint mix.

    We discovered that if you start mixing half a teaspoon of washing up liquid, a teaspoon of dry powder paint, a teaspoon of cellulose powder paste and slowly keep adding water you get foamy tactile sensory goo!!

    Don’t buy wallpaper paste but fungicide free cellulose powder paste, which is otherwise known as papier mache paste. Sold in 45g sachets, one sachet can make up to 5 litres of paste. Always start with water in a tub then slowly add small amounts of cellulose powder to thicken. It's a great way to avoid solid lumps!

    Best to stay clear of wheat thickening recipes in group setting due to allergies - keep your mix gluten and wheat free. This glue thickening process increases the chance of paint sticking together instead of running off the paper! Less runny = less messy = less staining!

     

    Mixed Media Fun!  

    Another fun versatility of powder paint is the fact that it mixes well with water, glues, sand, cornflour and shaving foam!

    It's much easier to mix and colour other media with powder as opposed to ready mix paint.

    Add glitter to the mix when you want a magical, twinkling finish!

    Types of BCreative Paint

    Our powder paints come in handy tubs, which can be re-used thanks to the secure strong re-sealable lids.

    There are many fun colours to choose from; we sell six fluorescent 500g tubs, six main colours in 500g tubs great for when you want to set up primary/ secondary colour mixing and many variations/ shades in 2.5kg and 15kg!

    You will find up to 20 colours to choose from in our range!

     

    Have Fun!

    BCreative sells all powder paints photo shoots, colour runs and a variety of other uses!

  • Let's talk about colour...

    Most people don’t realise just how much children learn and recognise before they can even talk. Before children learn the  basics of  numbers and letters , they learn through colours and shapes. They may not know that they have a "RED" cost but they will recognise their coat because of its colour. However, they may still end up with someone else’s red coat by home time!

    When children are out and about in the world they are already starting to record lots of information such as trees and sky especially with the help of a chatty adult pointing and saying look blue sky, green apples, yellow lemon, etc.

    Looking at the world of colour, what is a young child doing?

    • Sorting and classifying building bricks
    • Organising toys, plates and cups into piles!
    • Observing differences and similarities!
    • Enjoying the sensory effects of colours - they will already have a a favourite colour that makes them happy!

    They will do all of these things without even giving a colour a word! Below are some great ways to reinforce colour names with children

    Talk about colours and play fun games

    • Colour Eye Spy - "I spy something that is red..."
    • Colour sorting - can we sort these pom poms so we have all the blue ones in one place?
    • Colour scavenger hunt - lets all see if we can find something that is blue? (especially good for outdoor play)
    • Pom Pom Easter egg hunt - hide a pack of poms around your setting, assign a colour to each child and see what they can find.
    • Sorting and naming coloured food/cereals pieces  - how about an edible rainbow cereal necklace?
    • Rainbow song and other colour songs, i.e., 'blue, blue, blue (repeat twice),  the colour of the sky is blue...'.

     


     

    Colour Mixing

    Once children have grasped primary colours, it’s time to move onto colour mixing so they can differentiate all the shades around them.

    Before we get all magical and create brand new colours, it is best to talk about shades of colour.

    Shades and Tones

    shades of blue All the shade of blue

    Ask each child to find something blue and then talk about the different shades of blue they have all found a group. You can these take these item and put  them in shade order from dark to light . Use this to  show how a colour can change but still be called, "BLUE".

    Then it is time to get the paints out! Experimenting with shades can be done with other media but paint is the easiest!

    Let's start with making colour lighter! 

    Give everyone a brush and a dollop of paint in their favourite colour. Ask them all to make one mark of their colour. Then slowly,  slowly,  add a little bit of white and ask them to mix - make a mark using this new colour. Rinse and repeat! Remembering don't add too much white early on as you will lose the colour quickly. Your should end up with a lovely tonal line.

    What about making colours darker?

    Ask the kids (and a lot of adults) and they will say "Add black!"   This is not the best way - you do tend to end up with BLACK!. There is a couple of ways to show children how the colours form.

    Get some children to repeat the colour mixing shade process in the opposite direction. Start with white and add their favrouite colour drop by drop  - it will take a longtime to get back to your original colour or go darker!

    Show another way by asking some children to take the original colour and give them a colour opposite on the colour wheel  (complementary colours), if you start with red, add green drop by drop. We talk more about colour wheels and complementary colours later on!

    Once your tone lines have dried see who has got the darkest colours!


     

    What are Primary Colours?

    These are the basic colours that can’t be mixed from other colours! When you mix them together you can create different colours!

    Primary Colours Primary Colours

     

    Mix them together and you can get some lovely colours:

    RED + YELLOW = ORANGE

    YELLOW + BLUE = GREEN

    BLUE + RED = PURPLE

    These are the secondary colours!

    We have made a great little video to show how this works - it looks great on a smart board or tablet! Feel free to share.

     


    What are Secondary Colours?

    Secondary colours are made by mixing two primary colours together.

    Secondary Colours Secondary Colours

     

    Green is quite often confused as a primary colour - even if it is not it is a nice one to buy in ready made as making a nice shade of green can be quite hard!

    The secondary colours all lay between the primary colours on the colour wheel.


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    Combinations!

    Complimentary Colours Complimentary Colours

     

    You can make some lovely colour combinations by mixing primary and secondary colours:

    BLUE + GREEN = TURQUOISE

    RED + GREEN + BLUE = BROWN

    PURPLE + RED = FUSCIA

    It’s always exciting to see what children organically create and invent when in a mixed media setting! You can use ready mix paints, crayons, food dyes, play dough, powder paints, water colours and inks in water to explore all these colour rules.

    Of course when it all get a bit much, you can buy the colours ready made - Ready Mixed Poster Paints (P485)

     


     

     

    What is the Colour Wheel ?

     

    colouring mixing poster A1 Classroom Guide to Colour Mixing (P799-Colour) from BCreativetolearn.co.uk

     

    The colour wheel is a lovely visual representation of what happen when you mix colours together.  It is great to have a copy in the classroom so children can use it to find which colours they need to mix together.

    Choose a colour, (for example green) and the primary colours either side of it are what you need to mix to get green. In this case blue and yellow. We have a great classroom poster that includes the colour wheel.

    The colour wheel also gives some great information about complementary colours.

     

     


     

    What are complementary colours?

     

    These colours sit opposite each other on a colour wheel, for example:

    GREEN  is complementary with RED

     

    PURPLE is complementary with YELLOW

     

    ORANGE is complementary with BLUE

     

    Earlier on we discussed the best way to make a colour darker is to add it's complementary colour! You can get all of this information from the colour wheel.

    As well being a great teaching point, knowing complementary colours is very handy when it comes to doing your display boards. You know you are off to a good start if you poster rolls complements you border roll!

     

    What else do we need to know about colours?

     

    What about colour temperature?

     

    Warm and Cool Colours

    The colours  on a colour wheel can be roughly  split from warm to cold colours .

    This a lovely concept to introduce to children - show them a colour and ask them how it makes them feel?  Talk about the colour in favourite cartoons, such as Frozen, how does the world change when the world if frozen in comparison to how it looked before the coronation?

    Most warm colours will complement with cold colours and you’ll see one colour that stand out up against the other

     

    Ummm  - what about Black and White?

     

    Black and white are not colours on the colour wheel, but they are defiantly colours we see in paints, crayons and other media.

    It's fiercely debated whether they are or aren't colours, but in a teaching setting they are definitely pigments so we think they can be classed as colours used in art!

    They aren't the most popular colours in most settings but they are great for adding tone and shading to colours. It is always great to have a bit of each on hand!

     


     

    Creative Ideas with Colour

     

    • Mixing colours in water – use inks, food dyes, paint blocks and ready mix paint (all in small amounts) in water. Children can get their hands in the water to naturally interact with the changes in tone.
    • Colour object sorting games – you can use buttons, lego, painted stones, small sorting rubber toys, coloured clothing pegs (this also works on motor skills when they attach them to a paper plate).
    • Painted ice lollies – children love these lollies of discovery. You can use spices and flavours in your lolly for extra sensory. You can then paint them in primary colours for children to explore on paper (like paint brushes) and in their mouths! It’s inevitable!
    • Painting with ice cubes is fun in the summer! Watch as the colours appear and melt into each other!
    • Painting with sweets! – you can mix  sweet delights into your primary paints like chocolate and fizzy pop rock! This will leave a memorable fun and happy experience whilst discovering colour mixing. They will see and hear the popping and feel like scientists!

     

    Classroom Colour Tips

     

    • In Early Years use less colour selection when you put out your paint pallets. This will avoid colours turning into a mucky brown!
    • You can create areas in your class that have limited materials/paints for specific colour mixing targets of the day, ie, yellow and blue green mixing discovery day (KS1). This way the children are more independent in their discovery and sense of achievement!

     


     

    Still struggling with colours?

     

    Have you considered colour blindness? It is not routinely tested in schools. It's more common than we may realise but it affects 1 in 12 boys and 1 in 200 girls! Identifying colour blindness is one of many challenges in school classrooms. Look out for some of the signs if a child is:

    • using inappropriate colour choices.
    • using reoccurring dull colour choices on painted art work.
    • holding back in colour split team school sports.
    • being reluctant to make choices or voice them in colour selecting/matching.

    It’s incredible how much learning is happening through colour!!

    You can find fun ways to introduce the discovery of new mixed colours.  One example is a simple task of painting one hand yellow and one blue ...clap hands,.. and hey presto!... Wow, look a new colour and it’s green!’

     

    Join us next week for our blog on powder paint!

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