And another batch of Pinterest-inspired classroom goodies...
This is where it might be helpful to check out the website I referenced for pictures. You start the painting process by making a small pool of paint on the bottom of the pot. After that oozes a little, you squeeze another color into the middle of the previous pool, and so on. My pot was concave on the bottom, so the paint had a hard time getting over the edge. To encourage the paint to go over, I slightly tipped the pots in all directions to get the paint going. The first few colors never made it over the edge, so I added more of those colors once the paint was oozing down the side. You don't need to use as much paint as you think. If you made big pools, then those colors dominate and cover up whatever came before. I found that the finished product was better if I used only a little paint and kept rotating through the colors. Personally, I didn't like how the orange and yellow looked, so if I were to do this again, I would only use dark or light colors together.
- I don't like pens. They are too permanent and too "final."
- I don't like my students to use pens for any assignment, so I just don't like to have them available.
- The flower tape that I used to wrap a test pen was too sticky and bothered the heck out of me.
- The green colored pencil looked like a stem without the stickiness.
And the August Currently from Oh' Boy Fourth Grade...