This is a great way to create negative images of nature finds, but really you can use all sorts of everyday objects for this fun technique!

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Materials

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  • Watercolour paper
  • Watercolour paints (we used a few colours, but one of them seemed to have migrated out of the photo…)
  • Fine mist spray bottle(s)
  • Funnel
  • Craft tray
  • Items to make the negative image (Plants, shells or household items that can lie flat)
  • Water (*Optional if you want to dilute your paint)

We always find a smock helpful!

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Directions

  • Don your smock.
  • Lay your paper in your craft tray.  Lie your items on top .  For this first one we used clippings from our hedge.

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  • Using your funnel, put approximately a few tablespoons of water into your spray bottle.  Add drops of watercolour paint until you get your desired colour.  If you want stronger colours, skip the water.  You could also use several spray bottles, one for each colour.
  • Spray over your items, being careful not to move them.

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  • Add other colours into your spray bottle (this is a perfect time to learn about primary and secondary colours) and spray your page throughly.
  • Allow to dry overnight and then carefully remove your items, revealing the negative image that they created!

Spray Painting with make-it-your-own.com (Crafts & activities for kids!)

Spray Painting with make-it-your-own.com (Crafts & activities for kids!)

Spray Painting with make-it-your-own.com (Crafts & activities for kids!)

Purpose

  • Learning about positive and negative space
  • Developing one’s motor skills (using a funnel, compressing a spray bottle button etc.)

Safety Notes

  • We suggest that you wear a smock and use a craft tray to protect your clothing and surfaces.
  • DO NOT use a spray bottle that once contained chemicals (cleaners etc.) for safety reasons.
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