Some ideas take a little tweaking like this DIY paint stand

Some ideas take a little tweaking like this DIY paint stand

Once I get on a roll with something, I tend to get carried away and my latest obsession is building DIY stands for use around the classroom out of PVC pipes. However, some ideas take a little tweaking like this DIY paint stand.

We have been spending time talking about opposites which sparked the idea of creating a painting process that explored the concept of back and forth. I wanted it to be a cool process so I made this PVC stand and painted it.

The first day, I added paint brushes and watered down paint. Although the children found the process interesting, it really didn’t paint or drip all that well.

Not to be deterred, I switched out the brushes to water paint pens and made the strings a little bit longer. This worked much better…

Of course, I can use my DIY stand for other types of activities – I am just trying to figure out what they might be! If you have any ideas for what else I could use my DIY stand for I would love for you to leave them in the comment section below…

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  • Kellia Buter Posted October 6, 2017 2:09 pm

    This is so neat! What about attaching different shaped objects to the strings to see what shapes or smears they create on the paper? You could also place a mirror under the PVC pipe in a discussion about reflection.

  • Kellia Buter Posted October 6, 2017 2:11 pm

    Are those paint brush pens refillable? Or do you need to just buy new ones when they run out?

  • Deborah Stewart Posted October 17, 2017 5:25 pm

    They run out!

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