It’s not often that I find an art project for my 5-year-old that feels refreshingly new. This artsy idea from Highlights magazine had definite goo factor that appealed to him!
First, drip school glue all over the clear acrylic cover from an empty photo frame. We used an 8×10 frame for maximum work space.
Drip food coloring over the glue, ideally with some restraint, although Travis loved making big puddles of color.
Finally, use a paintbrush to smear it all together.
The colors will swirl and mix in neat ways and make little bubbles on the acrylic. This is a fun chance to experiment with different brushstrokes.
Let dry completely, then insert back into the photo frame (gooey side in) for instant art. These look particular pretty when the sun hits them through a window, acting almost like a suncatcher.