The class before this one I had them practice drawing fall leaves on manila paper. The final leaves were drawn again on manila paper; and then traced with a Sharpie marker.
As you can see we laid the paper directly down on to the top of the paint/cream.
Gently we used just our finger tips to help the paper make contact with the paint. No smashing or you get a huge mess! :)
Carefully peel the paper off of the cream and lay down in a clean spot. Hold the paper with one finger and use a plastic paint scrapper (3 for $2) to "shovel" off the cream. I used the phrase "shoveling off" since it is like shoveling snow away from you. The paper doesn't get very wet just damp so the kids can
easily carry it over to the dry rack.
Now some tips!
- I used manila but white has a brighter color when it dries.
- I spritzed the paper until they said "stop". They could use any combination of red, orange, yellow or brown.
- Cheap WM spray bottles quit working after a while. So we had to use it like a dropper. Still looked cool.
- Cleans up with a wet sponge.