Encouraging children to engage in artful experiences in a variety of settings is important. Creating art outside gives children a new perspective from which they can create and interpret their artwork. Children become empowered when they realize that their creations matter - just look at how lovely this child's painting looks when displayed in a large frame!
On a beautiful sunny day we encouraged the children to 'spray paint' on communal pieces of paper. Children used diluted tempra paint in recycled pump hair spray bottles to spray the primary colours together. As they sprayed, new colours were created within the art, making the experience an authentic exploration in colour mixing and art creation. The pump bottles are also difficult to manipulate, encouraging children to really use their small finger muscles and develop fine motor control.