We made purple today. We spread out aluminum foil on a table and gave the children blue and red paint. It was great fun watching the paint turn purple! We added white paint to make different shades.
Painting on foil was a new experience for most of us. It was shiny, and the paint glided across it in a cool way.
We discovered that we could make all kinds of designs in the paint using the brushes, our hands and our fingers. We wondered what would happen if we pressed a clean piece of paper down on our designs. We talked about what a "print" is.
This activity turned out to be multidimensional. We thought we were just going to make purple but it turned out we also had a sensory experience and an introduction to print making.