Tuesday, 31 January 2012

Watercolour Painting with the Rain

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WATERCOLOUR PAINTING IN THE RAIN

It seems January might not be the best month to start new resolutions - I think it would be much easier to motivate myself the kids to spend hours playing outdoors in beautiful sunshine and picnic weather. But not of this play malark was meant to be easy right? And when life gives you lemons...

OUTDOORS WATERCOLOUR PAINTING

...paint in the rain!

PAINTING WITH PUDDLES

I mentioned on our Facebook that we were looking for rainy day ideas, and a reader who lives in far sunnier climates than South London mentioned that when they have warm downpours she lets her kiddos body paint outside. And that got me thinking, about how we could do some painting and add some colour to the grey day.

PAINTING IN THE RAIN

So off we went to the park, with our brushes, a bunch of cereal box canvasses and a set of watercolour paints. And the kiddos dipped their brushes in puddles and painted beautiful masterpieces while the skies fell down on us.

WATERCOLOUR PAINTING WITH PUDDLES

I lovelovelove watercolour paintings, they look so dreamy - all our creations look like beautiful rainbows! I definitely need to think up some more ways for us to take our art outdoors. Any suggestions guys? How do you like to brighten up a rainy day?

PAINTING IN NATURE

Linked up to :

PreK + K Sharing

10 comments:

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  2. Thanks for linking up to the We LOVE Paint linky party over at PreKandK Sharing! Brilliant Idea- way to get outside and have some fun on a rainy day!

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  3. Hi Charlotte & thanks for linking up to the outdoor play link up too this week. We had links with a Norwegian kindergarten & they sent us photos of playing with powder paints in the rain & my class thought this was a great idea. We now do this regularily & it is so much fun but I had never thought of the water colours!

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  4. This looks like amazing fun. I can't wait for rain!

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  5. I found your blog via Outdoor Play Link-up and your blog is lovely. Your appreciation for messy play and outdoor activities is so refreshing. This looks like a lot of fun! My boys (2 and 4) love to paint. Especially with watercolors, I will keep this in mind the next time it rains here. It looks like you all had a great day.

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  6. That is totally something you can do in the rain, it never occurred to me before either. Way to stick to your resolution. Thanks for sharing on Monday Madness.

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  7. I agree with Brooke - great job on keeping up with the resolution! Great idea, wonder how it would work in the snow?? May give it a go tomorrow and find out! Thanks for linking up to the Outdoor Play Party again this week - looking forward to many more!

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  8. What a great idea! My kids love painting and playing in the rain. Why have I not thought of this? I found you through the Outdoor Play Party.

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