This activity is fun on rainy or sunny days. It’s also suitable for group painting. Everything that’s needed to make it happen are items that are easily bought or are already in a house with young kids. The end result will be a mix of colourful worm tracks that’ll make you think that you have a young Jackson Pollock, or Dreamwork’s Turbo (2013).
What You Need
- Yarn or thick thread
- Clothes pegs
- Mahjong paper or construction paper
What To Do
1. Cover the table with mah-jong paper.
2. Squeeze different paint colours into a few containers.
3. Clip the thread or yarn using the clothes peg and show the kids how to dip the thread into the paint and drag it across the mahjong paper.
4. Let the kids take over to create their worm tracks.
Try twirling the thread in circles on the mahjong paper instead of dragging it across in a straight line.
Adults can even write the child’s name on paper in large letters and have the kid try to ‘trace’ the letters with paint-soaked threads.
Some families have experimented letting their kids paint with spaghetti noodles because the strands are thicker and provide a different texture.