Using a 1/4" piece of plywood leftover from building our kitchen cabinets, we literally poured two colors of paint on the board and tried to help navigate the flow of the paint to cover as much of the board as we could.
I talked to my daughter about "flow," that liquids, like paint, flow because they don't have their own shape. We talked about how the paint flows down. We changed the orientation of the board to change the direction of the downward drip. Eventually, the paint starting to mix and fold together to create these sections:
We poured more paint of both colors, in different sections of the board and tilted the paint in every direction my 4-year old could imagine. Once the board was full of paint flowing off the sides, I suspended the board over a sink to catch the last drips in an effort to cover as much of the board as possible. Here's what we ended up with:
After a busy and tiring day, this 30 minute messy project was just what we needed to segue into nap time. :)
Next week, we may be able to invite some friends to join in on more abstract art fun.