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Cotton Ball Dunking

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A fun way to practise fine motor skills



messy fun


Time: 10 minutes
Age: Over 2s
Level: Medium

Materials
Cotton balls
Chopsticks
Food colouring
Water
Small containers
Large sheet of paper or newspaper

Method
Use food colouring and water to fill the small containers



cotton balls and chopsticks


Pour out cotton balls, near the small containers of coloured water. Add the chopsticks.



cotton balls and chopsticks


Place the large sheet of paper or newspaper within flinging distance from the activity.

Ask children to pick up the cotton balls, dunk them in the coloured water and fling them through the air onto the paper. Its a good idea to not give detailed instructions, or show them how to do this activity, but rather sit back and watch them experiment.



cotton balls and chopsticks


Encourage the children to test out their ideas and discuss their findings. Looking at different splatter patterns on the paper is interesting too.

If you want to keep this painting, pick off the soaked cotton balls, and leave to dry on a flat surface.



cotton balls and chopsticks


Categories
#Colour Mixing
#Chopsticks
#Messy Play
#Under 5's
#Medium
#Cotton Wool Ball
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I guess you could have a large piece of card or thick stock paper attached to an easel or propped up and fling it into that so you could try the artwork intact if you wanted to keep it.
This looks like great fun!
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