- Large white paper
- Rocks or tape to secure the paper
- Washable paint (any type, we use tempera)
- Cups of water
- Cups for the paint
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- Place paint in cups and have kids help add some water to make the paint the thickness of pancake batter.
- Lay out large paper and secure in place with rocks or tape depending on where you are painting. I recommend you do this outside!
- Review your expectations with your kids. I explained that they needed to drip and splat the paint onto the paper only. I let them know that they might get some paint on their clothes or feet, but to use self control so that most of the paint helped make their beautiful creation.
- ** Make sure you use WASHABLE paint and have your kids wear clothes that are ok to get a little dirty.
- Give each child a darker color to start with (we used dark blue). Invite them to start dripping painting in a variety of ways over their “canvas” like they observed Jackson Pollock do.
- Invite kids to use other brighter (more contrasting colors) next to drip and splat.
- Keep layering the colors and drips until your child feels that their masterpiece is finished.
- **Younger children will need more help with this activity than older children as they learn how to move the brush around. You can demonstrate for them if needed.
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