I have been doing some painting projects with 4 year old students. I
believe in letting these youngsters explore and manipulate materials, but
have found that their kinesthetic tendencies have resulted in some
interesting colors. They start off with some great color mixing and
painting, but then begin to obliterate it with more colors, proceeding in
mixing everything together. Today I gave them three colors all from the
same color family. While limited, it seemed to work.
How can I get the students (I have them for 50 minutes) to refrain from
turning their painted areas to mud? Or should I keep my hands off, since
they don't seem to mind?