Monday, January 24, 2011

Paint To Go

I saw this idea for portable paint boxes on a nature website.  
They are pill organizer boxes.
They are small and close tight (no leaking).

I find when the children use these small boxes and smaller paint brushes they use a lot more control. They are more purposeful with putting paint on the brush and putting it on their paper compared to using the regular size paint pots and brushes at the easel.
 Fill with paint and you're ready to go.
Today I filled the paint-to-go containers and put out wooden letters.
I thought the children would paint the letters and take them home.
 But the families thought of their own idea.
Paint the wooden letters and use them to make a print.
I saw random letters and others that were able to find every letter in their name.
Or simply explore.