Tired of the same old paints and brushes? Can’t find your art supplies? Well, you can change it up with some common items around your home to make new, eye-catching works of art.
Size of Group: 1-6
Equipment: Paint (acrylic) of various colors, 1-3 forks per participant, construction/sheet paper, paper plates/plastic lids, paper towels (for clean-up), and aprons (because painting can get messy, especially when you’re having fun!)
Objective: Build creativity and outside the box thinking; encourage spatial reasoning, sharing and peer cooperation.
Description: Enjoy using your imagination! Using a fork to paint with isn’t like using a brush. What can we paint? Flowers? Animals? What does a fork look like? Give each participant paper, an apron, and some paper towels to put their forks on during and after the project. Then, place a half-dollar sized glob of paint onto the paper plates/plastic lids for each desired color. Then give 1-3 forks to each participant (Important note: if using plastic silverware, the ones without ridges on the bottom work best.) Then everyone can make their own works of art.