Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Udder Painting

Tomorrow we have a field trip to a dairy farm and hopefully see how a cow is milked.
For the last two days at the art table we have been trying our hand at milking the cow painting.

I filled a rubber glove with paint and suspended it from a frame.  Poked a hole in a fingertip and put paper underneath.
At first the children and parents experimented with the glove.  How much do we squeeze to get the paint to come out?  Do we need to use both hands?

Ah success!

What fun to watch the stream of paint come out and land on the paper or the floor.

Today we tried balloons instead of rubber gloves but found that they didn't work as well.

Still a lot of fun.

And messy!

 Right to the last squeezed out drop.

Beautiful pieces of art.


  1. I love udder painting..and I LOVE the frame you use for it. :) Genius!

    1. Thanks Jessi.
      We've used the frame for other things, like; to hang balloons to do glue string on balloons, pendulum painting and to hang funnels in the sand box.

  2. Wow, I'm a breastfeeding Mum and I was immediately drawn to the 'udder painting' link :-D I love these ideas, my son isn't much into art (he's all football and toy cars), but cutting, sticking and painting can often grab his attention - can't wait for the morning to try this!!

  3. from Louise (not sure why that came up 'Anon'!)

  4. This is great; we will have to try it! Following along!

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  6. Hi Maureen.

    What a wonderful idea! I would love to do something similar in my classroom. Did you make the frame, or was it purchased? If you made it, do you have any pointers?


    1. Hi Debbie, the frame is a small soccer net frame that I bought at Dollarama but you could make it with pvc pipe.