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Re: plastic droppers

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Kenneth L. Poos (klpoos)
Sun, 10 Aug 1997 19:24:07 -0500

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Chaney wrote:
> Hi All,
> I do a project with plastic medicine droppers also. 6th grade students
> take a small piece of white paper (5 X 9 "). Students dop 5 - 7 drops
> of black india ink onto the paper in random areas. With a staw they
> blow the ink around the paper. This is rather messy and india ink can
> stain clothes. Make sure the class is mature enough for this project.
> (We do place newspaper under the project also). The ink creates spidery
> webs all over the paper. After drying students paint between the black
> lines to create an abstract design. They use watercolor. I limit them
> to a color scheme depending on the lesson. Ex: cool colors, warm,
> analagous, complementary etc. They mix from the colors to create new
> colors within each area of the paper, but the paper must have an overall
> scheme. They really seem to enjoy it.
> P.S. Make sure the ink is dry before painting or it will run.
> Melissa Chaney
> Midway R-1
> K-12
> Cleveland, MO
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