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Invisible Design

Book: The GIANT Encyclopedia of Science Activities for Children 3 to 6
Center:

Art

Topic:

Colors

Content:

Science

Area:

Fine Motor

Age:

3 through 4 Years Old

Interaction:

Individual Child

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Materials:

Cooking oil in a cup
Butcher paper
Brushes
Water in a cup
Window or light source



Instructions:

1. Paint with cooking oil on butcher paper.
2. Hold the design up to the light to make the art visible.
3. With a paintbrush full of water, paint over the oil design. Paint on the untouched paper too.
4. Look at the way oil and water act together.
More to do
More art: Using a damp sponge, try to wipe the oil design away. * Paint with watercolors on the
oil and water designs. * Draw with permanent felt pens on the oil and water designs.


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