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Wet Art


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Wet Art

In this activity (located on page 10 of the PDF), learners explore the properties of spraying and dripping water, while making art. Learners discover that they can use various tools to create beautiful shapes and patterns of colored water on fabric. The painted fabric can be hung for display or used as tablecloths.

Quick Guide


Preparation Time:
Under 5 minutes

Learning Time:
10 to 30 minutes

Estimated Materials Cost:
$5 - $10 per group of students

Age Range:
Ages 4 - 8

Resource Types:
Activity, Lesson/Lesson Plan

Language:
English

Materials List (per group of students)


  • Spray bottles
  • Liquid colors (or water and food coloring)
  • Muslin or other fabric
  • Pipettes
  • Tarps

Subjects


  • Earth and Space Science
    • Earth Structure
      • Oceans and Water
  • Mathematics
    • Algebra
      • Patterns
    • Geometry
      • Plane Geometry
  • Physical Sciences
    • States of Matter
      • Liquids
    • Structure and Properties of Matter
  • The Nature of Science
    • The Scientific Process
      • Conducting Investigations
  • The Nature of Technology
    • The Design Process
      • Invention and Innovation

Informal Categories


  • Arts and Crafts

Audience


To use this activity, learners need to:

  • see
  • see color
  • touch

Learning styles supported:

  • Links STEM to other topics of interest such as arts and humanities
  • Involves hands-on or lab activities

Other


Includes alignment to state and/or national standards

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  • All Rights Reserved, Chicago Children's Museum, ©2008

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