The results were instantly satisfying and visually stunning!
I let her try all by herself and she slipped the tin slightly, resulting in this print. I really love the drama and movement that it creates- like a set of vibrant comets whizzing through the sky! “Mistakes” often turn out much more interestingly than the intention.
And here’s the result! It really reminded me of Damien Hirst’s dot pictures and also some of the Op artists’ illusionary art work. Funky, bright and modern and would look great in a black frame on the wall!
We left the garden tin as it was and put it back into her little play space as a piece of installation art, reflecting the colours in the windmill perfectly!
This activity is good for:
* promoting independence and a sense of achievement
* creativity and messy play
* talking about and looking at the work of real artists
* gross motor skills
* could be extended to include counting/ patterning/ sequencing/ grouping of numbers and objects
* talking about shapes and introducing the idea of patterns and repeating