If you have read my blog for any length of time you know that 1) My kids love to paint and 2) We are NOT afraid of messes in our house. This newest painting technique definitely needs to be done outside, but it is SO fun!
J and I filled balloons with a few tablespoons of couscous and then blew them the rest of the way up. Then we put puddles of paint on paper plates. Our canvas was a recycled cardboard box.
You just dip the balloon onto the paint and toss it into the box.
The kids experimented with different amounts of paint and dropping their balloons from varying heights.
It was fun for both kids (and me too) and I think the results were very pretty!
(This idea came from MaryAnn Kohl's The Big Messy Art Book: But Easy to Clean Up book.)