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Windy Day Painting


Windy Day Painting

[20 Minutes]

Your child can see how strong the wind is with this outdoor art activity. Watch as the wind blows the paint all around.

You'll need:

• large brown paper bag • liquid tempera paint • paper plates

What to do:

  1. This can be a messy activity, so help your child cover up with a large brown paper bag that has the head and armholes cut out.
  2. Invite your child to put some liquid tempera paint on a paper plate (you may need to add a few drops of water to make it runny) and hold it up in the wind. Watch the wind spray the paint outward.
  3. Put the plate in a sheltered place and let it dry.

Let's Talk: Ideas to Explore Together.

  • What happened to the paint? What other things can the wind do?
  • Can you think of another way to mix paint colors together?

Useful information:

While you are having fun together, your child is developing observational skills and an understanding of cause and effect.

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