Two months on and Adam still talks about how we created our Humpty Dumpty Egg Splat painting. He enjoyed the artwork so much that it obviously left a lasting impression on him. So I have been thinking of ways we could repeat the activity again but with a different theme. Whilst I was in the supermarket I spotted Posh Birds – free range duck eggs. As the eggs were white I was immediately reminded of ghosts. It felt the perfect opportunity to create Neon Ghost Splat Painting!
Throughout the week we used the Posh Bird duck eggs in our meals. Instead of cracking the eggs in half like I would do normally I used a knife to tap the top off the egg and made a hole big enough for the egg to come out. I then broke away any remaining shell fragments. The eggs were then rinsed in Milton and allowed them to dry. I then took a 30cm x 40cm Canvas and painted it using black acrylic paint.
Whilst the black canvas was drying I created a ghost face on each of the duck eggs using a permanent marker pen. Just before we started our art masterpiece I poured in ready mixed Neon paint.
Last year we won Neon paint from Rainbow Creations. So far the paint has been used to create a Neon Tuff Spot, Space Sensory Bin, a Bowling Activity, Bath Painting, Rice Sensory Bin, Valentines Day Sensory Bottles and Build A Space Fort! The neon paint goes such a long way and even after this activity we still have some left over.
During our Humpty Dumpty Egg Splat Painting I got covered in paint so this time I was prepared. I placed a shower curtain on the grass, although this was mostly to protect the canvas as it had rained that morning. I didn’t need to explain the activity at all to Adam. He took one look at the paint filled egg, picked one up and threw it onto the black canvas.
The duck eggs didn’t seem to crack as easily as the chickens egg despite throwing them. So Adam focused on seeing how far he could get the paint to splat across the canvas.
Surprisingly Adam didn’t continue his aim of last time which was to see how much paint he could get over me!
At this point Adam had no idea that we had used neon paint. Once the artwork had dried we hung it on the wall, waited until it was dark so we could turn off the light and shine a Ultra Violet Blacklight torch onto the masterpiece. Adam has had lots of experience of using a UV Blacklight torch yet his reaction was still “wow” when he saw his artwork. Not only does his Neon Ghost Egg Splat painting look great during the day but at night it truly shines.
Adam now has four pieces of artwork hanging on the wall – his Name Canvas Painting, Twinkle Twinkle Little Star Light Up Canvas, Humpty Dumpty Egg Splat Painting and now his Neon Ghost Egg Splat painting. I wonder what will be next!
* 6 duck eggs
* Permanent marker pen
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