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Activities for 3 - 7 year olds

Week beginning 29th June


Salt and watercolour painting.


To have a go at these activities, you will need:


Paper of cardboard

Watercolour paints or food colouring


PVA glue (for the first activity)


Below are two videos to show how to do the activities. The first activity is ideal for all age groups. Take care to drip the paint/food colouring on, rather than splodge it, for the best effect. The second one takes some patience, as the salt does not have an immediate effect. It begins to take effect as the painting dried. I wonder if anyone can work out why it works?



Glue and Salt Drawing

Water colour and salt art

Week beginning 22nd June


Self portrait drawing


This week, our activity will help us with drawing our self portrait for the school class photo art project. If you are feeling worried about doing it, have as many practice goes as you like. Try not to worry too much about making it look exactly like you. Instead, have fun being creative. This will show your personality, which will make your picture even better! 


Below you can find a link to a very helpful video, and also some written instructions with drawings to help you to draw your face, step by step.


Have fun!


Week Beginning 1st June


No Mess Painting! (Well, nearly…)


You will need:

  • paper
  • cling film
  • child friendly paint
  • different items to make marks with


  1. Start by laying a piece of cling film flat on your table.  Make sure that your cling film is at least 5 cm wider and longer than your paper.
  2. Lay your piece of paper on top.
  3. Put small blobs of your chosen colours of paints onto the paper in whatever arrangement you like.
  4. Lay another piece of cling film over the top, again making sure that the cling film is larger than the paper. Lightly smooth the cling film, so that you get most of the air out from underneath, without squashing your paint blobs too much.  Press the cling film together around the edge of the paper to make a bit of a seal.  We added 2 layers of cling film to the top, to make sure it was strong enough to withstand a stomping dinosaur!
  5. Use fingers, paintbrushes, rolling pins, toy cars, or even dinosaurs to move the paint around and create your art work.
       When you are finished, simply peel the cling film off and leave your artwork to dry.