Wet Paint Design


The 4-day class did a really fun project this week for science.


  • Water
  • Shallow pan
  • Cookie sheet with sides
  • tempura paint (thinned with water)
  • pipettes
  • construction paper
  • newspaper


Wet the paper thoroughly by dipping in the pan of water. Place the wet paper on the cookie sheet. Use pipette to drop colors onto wet paper. Put on newspaper to dry.


Variations: Use different tools to apply paint such as an eyedropper, cotton swab, straw, feather, or twig.

Skills: Fine motor development. Observation of action reaction. Blending colors. Watching how the paint spreads on the wet paper.