Our Blotchy Monsters were inspired by a post over at The Chocolate Muffin Tree. Thanks heaps for the idea, Chocolate Muffin Tree - we really enjoyed doing this activity.
We started by doing some straw painting with some water colour paint made with food colouring.
If you're doing this with young children, be sure to remind them to blow not suck. While the food colouring paint isn't harmful, if you're off to take a family portrait or to go out somewhere, you probably don't want your child with a blue mouth and teeth! :o
Once the paintings were dry, we set about turning the blotches into monsters. The googly eyes we located in the collage box worked well for this activity.
This monster has 'fake' eyes on it's back to confuse predators.
These were a lot of fun to do. I especially like the way the activity allows the artist (young or young-at-heart) to create something uniquely different. One blotch could be created into different creatures by different people.
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