Have you tried liquid watercolors yet? They are a playgroup staple!
One of the simplest, yet most intriguing way for children to explore this medium is to use droppers.
Children explore the scientific concepts of color mixing, while dropping small amounts of the paint onto paper towel, fabric, or water color paper.
What you need:
- Droppers (you can use small ones to promote fine motor control, or large ones for younger children who are just gaining hand strength)
-water color paper, fabric, paper towels, or coffee filters
-Cups to pour the paint into (I dilute the paint with water. I put just a few squirts of paint and fill the cup the rest of the way with water)
-A tray to work on (this will keep the paint from running all over your table)
-Old clothes or a smock