What do you see? tempera on card-stock

Have you ever made inkblots? With very little effort you and your children can create dramatic and unusual images. It’s also lots of fun talking about what you see.  Give it a try and bring out your imagination and maybe even your inner psychologist by interpreting your children’s responses!  For more on interpreting inkblots…

How to…

We used tempera paint on card-stock.  Fold the paper in half then reopen.  Add paint from the container or glob it on with a paint brush to one side of the fold.  Re-fold and press firmly and evenly and then reopen.  Voila!



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  1. Gorgeous! I recently checked out a book for children called “Inkblots” about art and using inkblots to inspire creativity. It was fun to look at and made me want to make some.

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