Let's Make Rainy Day Process Art!
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This was a really fun and easy art project. I really enjoyed it because we didn't concern ourselves so much with the final product. Instead, we just really enjoyed making art together and then watching Mother Nature add her bit too.
Here's how we made our rainy day process art!
Let's Make Some Rainy Day Process Art!
First we took our washable markers and doodled on a sheet of watercolor paper together.
Then we placed our artwork on a plate outside. Then, we listened to the rain fall and watched the colors swirl and blend together.
I pulled the picture in before everything blurred together. Then, Chuck and I talked about what we saw happening outside to the artwork. Chuck also enjoyed pouring off all the excess rainwater.
Since it was still raining, we repeated the process. But this time, we used permanent markers. Unlike our washable markers, these stayed put in the rain. I then reminded Chuck that this was why we had to be careful when using permanent markers. They didn't wash off as easily as washable ones! (Ooh, I just realized that this would also be a great science activity too. You can compare how the 2 different markers interacted with rain.)
Then the rain stopped. Hopefully we'll get some more rain soon. Cross your fingers for us, k? Next time we'll grab our crayons and watercolors and try doing some more rainy day artwork.
Happy creating and exploring, friends!