Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Splat painting - Sponge painting- Finger painting

I kept seeing the splat painting going on in blog land almost everywhere lately. I loved the idea and finally got around to trying it out with T.

However, T had another idea in how she wanted to create. She had no interest in using the spatula I provided when I showed her how to splat the sponges with it. Instead, she chose to get her hands "dirty" and grab the sponges themselves and she began sponge painting.

I have no problem with this as like I've said before, it's the process of creating that matters. I'm just here to provide the tools and encourage creativity.

After a few minutes of sponge painting, she quickly forgot the sponges all together as well. She began glopping her hands with paint and just gooping the paint between her fingers.

She also decided to paint some other objects that were around her besides the big sheet of paper.



I brought out the bucket of soapy water, a sponge, and a towel for her to clean off herself. It was quite messy but she really enjoyed herself. It was quite the sensory experience, I think.


  1. Ha ha. T and my Little M could be painting twins. I have seen the splat painting also and been dying to try it. Little M doesn't use tools (although I won't give up surrounding her with neat materials.) She would much rather get her hands on the paint and the paint on EVERYTHING!

  2. Haha. Yes, they would probably have a great time painting together. I can just imagine the mess after... :)

  3. This project truly evolved from one painting technique to another. Awesome!

  4. My daughter also loves to paint with her hands. She will start with the brush or what not then always finished off with her hands. Some days I am more ok with it than others...

    Followed your link from Saturday's Artist.

  5. I think I need to do this with my little girl. She loves rubbing her hands in messy things.