Room 12 experimented with different media during an art session in class. We had tin foil folded over a square of cardboard to keep it secure and solid. Instead of paintbrushes, we used cotton buds which are great for our fine motor skills. We dipped these into the paint and swirled and dabbed patterns all over the tin foil.
The pupils were all very engaged in this activity and one pupil especially amazed us all by doing the activity all by herself.
The object of this activity wasn’t to display the picture (the paint tends to flake off when dried) but to be able to hold, use and manipulate the cotton buds through the paint and seeing what our actions do.