Saturday, May 28, 2011

Invisible Names with water color paints

To introduce watercolor paints to my class, I would do this invisible name painting.  First write the child's name using a white crayon. 
Then, explain water color paints as, "dip it in the water, dip it in the paint, then put it on your paper.
I found these little 2 inch water color paints on clearance at Walmart after Valentine's Day.  In the classroom, I would have individual cake paints in cups, each with a separate paint brush that matched the color of the paint.  It keeps the paint from mixing and encourages sorting colors.

You really need to encourage the child to use enough water but not too much or the paint can seep through the crayon.

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