Smiling like Sunshine: Dripping Colours

Friday, 15 April 2011

Dripping Colours

We love this craft activity and do it from time to time.
Here is what you need:
a white paper towel
a few colours of poster paint

Put the paints into little bowls and add a little bit water into each bowl to dilute it and make it more runny.
Fold a paper towel in half, then in half again, and in half one more time. This will leave you with a paper towel that has been folded into eighths.

Dip one corner of folded towel in one colour and dip another corner in another colour. Continue dipping until many colours have been absorbed.
Unfold the towel and allow it to dry.

Very pretty!
They  can be used as a lovely blanket for little dolls or as table cloths for role playing.
Happily shared  with the following link-ups:
Childhood 101's We Play
Red Ted Art's Kids Get Crafty
Nurture Store's Play Academy
Thinly Spread's Something  For the Weekend


  1. That is a lovely idea.. so simple, yet looks beatiful and elegant!! I love such ideas:))

    Dropping in from Play Academy!

  2. How lovely and simple! Thanks for linking!

  3. Oh that is very pretty indeed! And a great way to "explore" the world i.e. see how the ink is sucked up and spreads... Looks lovely!

    Thank you for linking up to Kids Get Crafty - fab to have you there!


  4. Hi! Saw you over at Red Ted's link up. I love this idea! Very creative but simple too!


  5. Thanks to all of you for leaving a comment. It is really easy peasy and very pretty :)

  6. I love nice and simple crafts that turn out so well. This looks great.

  7. Lovely! I like how there's a big reveal at the end. Thanks for sharing this with the Play Academy.


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