Over the weekend Pink asked to do some scratch art (she meant the ones that you can buy in the shop), we did not have any so we decided to make our own.
We started off by creating blocks of colour with our oil pastels. With younger kids I would suggest going over and making sure there is no white sticking through.
Then we painted over the page with our black paint. And we let it dry.
Once dried we started making our pictures. Blue used a small art stick that we had in our art trolley and Pink used a lolly stick. Blue had great fun making his picture – he informs me that it is the space scene from one of his books.
Pink actually surprised me and used it to practice her writing. She wrote quite a lot and then did a Christmas Tree.
I never thought of doing this as a writing exercise, we will definitely be doing it again when Blue starts learning to write his letter.