Browsing Pinterest on the weekend looking for art ideas I found this one
at Pure and Noble.
It looked like stain glass to me.
I felt it would be an activity the children would like to try at our program.
Instead of using a clip board we used our sheets of plexi-glass.
You could use cardboard too or whatever you have handy.
The tricky part, for the children, was stretching the elastics.
We gave them a hand so they could get on with the painting.
I noticed different techniques being used depending on the age of the child
or their past exposure to art.
The child above is filling in every area with the same colour.
The next child is choosing several colours but brushes over the
whole sheet of paper (even slipping beneath the elastics).
As the age of the child increases so does their ability to see the
individual sections and acknowledge them each with a different colour.
Some of the designs became more structured.
Regardless of their age they all enjoyed painting.