Summer Holidays

Nature’s Paintbrushes

Our next activity is a ‘Make It!’ one and we will need to go on a little hunt around the garden or park to collect twigs, leaves and feathers to make our own nature paintbrushes!You will need:PaperPaintSticky TapeA selection of leaves, twigs, feathers etc. First head out and collect lots of different twigs, feathers and anything else you think would make a good paint brush.Use sticky tape to attach your leaves/feathers etc to your twigsUse your paintbrushes to make different patterns with your paint.Lets Get Making!

Dance Painting

Next up is a ‘Shake It!’ activity and making the most of the nice weather, we are doing dance painting. This is perfect for the warm weather as can be fairly messy so best if you strip the kids down to their undies let them dance away in the paint and they wash them in the paddling pool before allowing them to enter back in the house! Our dance painting piece de la resistance!For dance painting you will need:Various coloured paintsa large roll of paper (lining wall paper is perfectsome of your favourite tunes to dance toa bucket of water / paddling pool to wash off once finished This is really easy to set up too:Roll the paper out on the grassdollop different colours of paint on the paperturn on and turn up your favourite tunes and dance!keep adding more paint and dancing until you have finished.We had great fun dancing in the garden to the Frozen, Trolls and Moana soundtracks, what will you listen too?Let’s get Shaking!

Spray Bottle Art/Painting

So the summer holidays are upon us! Are you looking forward to the 6 weeks or dreading how to keep the kids entertained?Fear not Bop Tots to the rescue! As well as Bop Tots Family Fun sessions which are running through August, I will be posting up 1 activity a week through the holidays for you to try at home with you little ones.First up is a ‘Make It!’ activity with Spray Bottle Art!This is perfect to do in the garden in the hot weather (although typically it is raining today!) and a great activity to develop hand-eye co-ordination.You will need:White paperCut out shapes/silhouettesSpray bottlePaintWaterBlutackFirst cut out your shape/silhouette and with the blutack stick to you white paper.Fill your spray bottles with a mix of water and paint, be sure you mix it in well.Place your paper outside on the floor spray away! (We tried pinning the paper up on the easel and it didn’t work as the paint just dripped down.Let your paint dry then peel off the silhoutte/shape.After we sprayed our shapes we then went hunting around the garden to see what else we could find and used some leaves to create some more spray art.What design will you do? Rabbit, Ice cream, Cat, Princess, the list could go on!Let’s Get Making!

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