Thursday, March 12, 2009
Teachers with whom I share a room left this activity for me one morning as a nice gift. Actually, they left spools on chenille stems and narrow margarine containers. It should have been obvious to me, but I was so tired I had to ask another teacher who happened to walk by what it was for!
Simply string one or more spools onto chenille stems. Dip them in paint, and roll them on paper or whatever you like. While you can use a shallow container to dip the spools in, if you'd like the whole spool submerged you'll need something deeper. I think the kids spent just as much time dunking as painting, and the clear margarine containers were so interesting some kids just wanted to watch the paint slosh around inside them.
I later came to find out that we have a box labelled "spool painting" in our supply room. All I can say is, man, do we have a lot of supplies!