I am so excited to share our Goop Drip Sensory Painting! This activity combines all our favorite parts of sensory exploration with artistic expression. My children had so much fun playing with the colorful goop and then creating gorgeous paintings using a variety of techniques.
WHAT YOU NEED TO CREATE A GOOP DRIP SENSORY PAINTING
AREAS OF DEVELOPMENT
HOW TO MAKE A GOOP DRIP SENSORY PAINTING
Next add some drops of liquid watercolors. We used red, blue and yellow. I chose liquid watercolors instead of food coloring because they are washable.
Next encourage your child to use her fingers to paint with the colored drops in the goop. My kids loved this part! The way the colors swirl and mix in the goop is gorgeous! We continued to add more drops into the tray and paint with our fingers in the goop.
Next I had my children pick up bits of the colored goop with their fingers and drip it on to the watercolor paper.
Next we explored creating goop paintings in a different way. My son placed a piece of watercolor paper in the tray of colored goop and carefully patted it down. Then he carefully lifted up the paper and let the goop drip off.
We continued the process by adding more liquid watercolors and dripping the colored goop on the paper. We learned through trial and error that adding a lot of liquid watercolor will create more vibrant paintings.
I love how our goop paintings turned out! Once dry the goop felt like a smooth stone. My children loved feeling it.
The paintings are incredibly fragile and will eventually start to crack. Please keep in mind that creating a goop drip sensory painting is more about the process than the end product. Have fun!