Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Raindrop Painting

Okay, by the time we got the paint out ready to do the real raindrop painting, the rain stopped falling.  We usually take powdered tempera paint and make designs on the paper and then leave it out in the rain for a while to see what happens.  Oh well, we did the next best thing... we got out our droppers and some watered down paint and made rainbow raindrops.  The kids loved it.  Practicing their fine motor skills, with squeezing those droppers was just an added bonus.  It took a little while to get the hang of it, but once they did they were off and raining!!!  When we were finished with our rainbow drops we folded the paper over and pretended that our hands were like our feet when we jumped in the puddles outside and pressed, banged, and thumped... what  a surprise when we opened them up.

I really wish the camera went off a second before, the look on her face was priceless.
The surprise in her eyes was great!!

Lil Bit LOVED  the top of the dropper!!!  She loved that paint came out, but she just kept squeezing the top :)

We had a lot of fun doing our raindrop painting, and when we got outside we were able to find some real puddles to jump into.  Maybe tomorrow we will get out our spray bottles to see what we can do with some watered down paint, spray bottles and a sheet... hmmm :)


  1. I love it that something as simple as a dropper can entertain a child. And add some paint..what could be better!! Who needs all these expensive toys--just give them something they can do "all by themselves" & add something messy & they love it every time:)
    Lil Bit's Grammy

  2. I agree with Lil Bit's Grammy. Simple things can put a huge smile on a child's face.