We had to try this project out last night after seeing it on Art Projects for Kids. It looked like a fun and rewarding project that even a toddler could do (and that I really wanted to try myself!).
Maia splashed, splattered, and dabbed the watercolor paint liberally onto the paper. I encouraged her to make big blocks of color the way the activity was presented, which she did to some extent but also enjoyed (as always) mixing the colors.
She LOVED wrinkling and adding the saran wrap to the paintings! We left them to dry overnight.
Cool, huh? I just think these are great. They look kind of like salt crystals in 2-D form. I would never have thought to combine saran wrap and watercolor paint, but it's very effective.
I imagine we'll be doing this again soon. I wonder what else we could use besides saran wrap? I think next time we'll try a different variation--maybe bubble wrap...