I don’t know what it is exactly, but my kids LOVE to squeeze paint from bottles. This process art activity using recycled plastic bottles let them do that!
Paint a Recycled Plastic Bottle:
- Clean and dry recycled plastic bottle,
- Paint in a squeeze bottle OR use paint in droppers.
First we squeezed some paint of on color into the top of the plastic bottle.
Tip: It helps to tilt the bottle to the side while adding paint. Depending on the age of your child, you may want to help hold the bottle so they can squeeze the paint.
It was fun to watch it roll down the sides!
We continued adding more paint, alternating colors, squeezing paint into the parts of the bottle that didn’t have paint yet.
We left one bottle like this because they liked the “drippy” look.
For the next bottle, we continued adding paint. This time we close the bottle and they shook it to move the paint around more. It created a neat marble effect inside.
We added some of the pipe cleaner flowers we made recently. Decorated sticks would looks really nice too! I don’t recommend using real flowers or water in these.
More Process Art Activities Using Plastic Bottles:
Plastic Bottle Stamping from Arty Crafty Kids
Plastic Bottle Wind Spiral Mobile from Mum in the Madhouse
Sensory Process Art from Views From A Step Stool
An Invitation to Create from Squiggles and Bubbles
Abstract Sculptures from Figment Creative