I purchased kitchen sponges from ALDI and Safeway and we used cookie cutters as templates for most of the shapes. At first we tried drawing them onto the sponges but this did not work as the antibacterial liquid in the sponge clogged up the texta and stopped it from working. In the end Paul held the cookie cutter in place on top of the sponge and cut around it.
We used poster paint from The Reject Shop and Crayola Washable poster paints to make our pictures.
I did not give much thought to protecting clothing. My friend came up with the idea of using bin bags. She cut the bottom open and we put them on the children. Arms through the handles and I used a piece of tape to make it smaller by taking the handles and taping them together behind Sir N.
He really enjoyed making his picture.
|Sir N sponge painting|
|Sir N completed picture.|
If you want to see how others have done this craft you can have a look at Confessions of a Homeschooler Australia Craft Sponge Art Activity and Make and Takes wet water sponge activity
Have fun sponge painting