I saw this irresistible idea for painting inside bottles at Irresistible Ideas For Play Based Learning and knew we had to try it!!!! When I told C about the idea she instantly wanted to participate in this endeavor! Again, it was irresistible! Here are our bottles soon after we painted the insides of our bottles. I think it was a lot of fun and a completely new experience!
First, we poured paint into bottles and experimented with different amounts of paint for each bottle we used. C really enjoyed pouring the paint into the bottles.
Then, we shook, shook, shook the bottle. C completely LOVED this part! Good for a child that doesn't like to sit too long! This activity would make a GREAT color mixing activity too!
We tried glow in the dark paint in one bottle. The colors looked cool at first, but the mixing of glow in the dark paint wasn't very pretty. We tried looking at this bottle in a dark room, but it didn't seem to glow? Hmmm.... don't know why?
C seemed to like the side to side motion of shaking the bottle the most. She liked to watch the paint slowly drip down after most of the paint was thinned out.
I wish that we had more bottles to experiment with because it would be really neat to see the effect of using different sizes of bottles. You can see all the color mixing that occurred inside the bottles. Pretty cool, huh? Unfortunately the colors didn't really stay as vibrant because most of the paint ran off after a day, but either way it was a worthwhile activity. Remember it is the process that truly matters and this is definitely one of those instances!!!
Maybe next time we will paint on the outside of bottles! Stay tuned.
What painting methods have you been experimenting with???