Colour Diffusing Activity

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Welcome to the last day of….

Take It Outside ~ Colour Diffusing

Take It Outside!
I love any kind of activity that can be taken outside, but I especially enjoy art outside.  I have had the privilege of teaching a number of programs outside, from summer day camps to preschool in the park, it is a joy to share the beauty of nature with children.
Colour diffusing is fun because it requires few supplies and can use the natural elements.
I bring our colour diffusing supplies along on every camping trip we take and have used this technique in a number of the programs that I teach.
Last year I found this fun colour diffusing paper at Michaels in the clearance bins.  We used it all up and I had a tough time finding more this spring.  I finally ordered a number of different themed, shaped packages directly from Roylco.  The cool thing about this activity though is that paper coffee filters work just as well! 

I had the children colour each shape using Crayola markers. 
This patterned leaf is my attempt at colour diffusing.

The kids then dip them in water {or spray them with a waterbottle or run them under a tap}.

The paper just needs to briefly go under water ~ here it’s in the river near our campsite.  The longer that it is submersed in water, the more diffused the colours will be.
We laid the paper out to dry {this one is still wet}.
Once dry the colours appear well blended.  Sometimes the boys will colour over their image and dip it in water again to try out a new effect.  Cool right?!

Pretty details.
 
Thank you so much for joining us this week! 
I hope that you have been inspired to Take It Outside!

about heather

Hello, I’m Heather!

I'm an active mom of twin boys who is always looking for opportunities to inspire creativity through fun crafts, do-it-yourself projects and delicious recipes. This blog has been an integral part of supporting my little family and I am so grateful to have you become a part of our journey! Let's create together... Read more...

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This looks great!