The lovely ladies from Little Button Diaries and I run the weekly #getcreativewith challenge over on Instagram. This week, our guest judge Jacinta has set the prompt of “science.”
I’ll admit science is not my forte. So this week’s prompt gives me a slight case of the heebie-jeebies.
Play to your strengths, we’re told.
So I used art to explore a scientific concept to make this Mother’s Day card.
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Miss 3.5 has been learning about the human body at preschool.
She has been talking about how the lungs help us breathe. There has been lots of talk about deep breathing.
So we explored the concept of air pressure to create some monsters.
(I’m trying to re-brand monsters round here as super rad, friendly creatures. We’re concurrently going through the “There’s-monsters-in-my-bedroom phase.”)
Here’s where the science came in.
At first we tried to blow around the paint without a straw.
Nothing much happens.
Then we experimented with straws of different lengths to blow the paint around.
With the straw, the paint spreads in different directions.
By blowing air through the straw, you’re creating a high-pressure jet that allows you to direct the air at the paint. Without a straw, the air spreads out and loses pressure when it leaves your mouth.
Once the paint is dry, you can cut out different-shaped monsters and add details with stickers and markers.
Arrange and glue your monsters onto a card. Decorate as you wish and voila!
A monstrously cute Mother’s Day card.
The next step is to try and think up as many cringe-worthy puns about monsters and mothers as possible. Add these front and centre to your card!