Play : Water painting on sugar paper

We tried water painting in the garden this summer, but it was so hot that Sprout’s marks disappeared too quickly and she soon lost interest. I thought we could try it out again on sugar paper!

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I put some sheets of sugar paper, different types of paintbrushes and a little bowl of water on the table for Sprout to explore. You could use any coloured paper you like but sugar paper is my favourite because it’s really absorbent so holds the water really well and has the added advantage of being really cheap!

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She soon discovered that the biggest brush with coarse bristles could make holes in the paper and that flicking made lots of little raindrops.

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This activity also appeals to my thrifty side as once Sprout is finished and the paper has dried, the paper can be torn up and used for other projects, like collages!

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