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Today's invitation was inspired by a post from Frogs and Snails and Puppy Dog Tails. Earlier in the year I had pinned Jaime's Rainbow Clean Mud thinking it would be such great fun.
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We'd recycled paper at preschool during the year but I hadn't done the same with my own children. I knew they'd love this. We did started by using these soap flakes (LUX flakes available from the supermarket). They are silky soft and great for hand washing dolls clothes in. They make such a lovely whimsical sound as they run through children's fingers and into your sensory tub.
After adding the other ingredients we I'd brought out some kitchen utensils with us to help speed things up.
Once we'd finished playing with our paper pulp outside we took it inside to experiment. We coloured it by adding a small amount of liquid watercolours, food colouring would work just as well. We like using gel colours for more vivid colours.
We used some left over cardboard from Christmas as our canvas and after drawing a design, the kids started 'painting' with the paper pulp.
The softness of the pulp and the muted colours made me think of Monet's water lily paintings, one of which we were all lucky enough to see in real life when it was on loan to the National Art Gallery in Canberra last year. It's always nice to talk about famous artwork in context. I grabbed one of our art books and then we used that as further inspiration for our work.
Some from our own art gallery!
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