Yasmeen Kamrani Sallam
Reusable Water Balloon Splatter Action Art
Have you heard of reusable water balloons? These innovative water balloons are perfect for water play especially during this heat wave. They are also great for creating action process art. Action process art involves art activities that are hands-on active movements where the focus is on the process rather than the finished product. “Action Art projects result in products to be enjoyed and admired, but it is the process of exploration and experimenting that stimulates the child’s learning from discovering and creating…” from Action Art.
To set this invitation you will need reusable water balloons, colorations liquid water colors, water, and butcher/poster paper. Fill up the water balloons and add drops of liquid watercolor into the balloons to color the water. Invite the child to throw the water balloons onto the paper to create their very own master piece!
Engaging children with a combination of art, science, and gross motor action is a dynamic way to teach and expose them to a style of painting where there are no mistakes or boundaries. When children use out of the norm tools to paint they become more thoughtful and creative about the techniques they use as they experiment. They flick, splat, drip, swift, squirt, and move through so many different ways which enhances both their fine and gross motor skills.
Every time we provide children with the opportunity to create art all on their own, we are reminded of how engaging and important process art is. Exploring art, color, gravity, movement, and different techniques of creating, will only enhance and open a child‘s way of thinking creatively while helping them cover so many domains of learning.