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Re: [teacherartexchange] Speaking of mixing plates


From: Gayle Parent (gayleparent_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Wed Jun 23 2010 - 08:23:05 PDT

I have begun using styrofoam egg cartons for painting with tempera.
The students can use the extra egg cups to mix paint, and the lid can
be closed to preserve the paint between classes and overnight. It
works really well, preserves paint, we are reusing egg cartons, and
they are free. They're not perfect, but they are pretty good!

On Jun 22, 2010, at 1:00 PM, Betty wrote:

> SanD just mentioned mixing plates. This year I bought some of the
> new no-stick palettes for acrylic. I cut one up into smaller pieces
> and kept one big for several kids to share. We use acrylics and the
> paint honestly does Not stick. Kids were more willing to use paint
> mixed by the previous class, we never cleaned them, just kept
> adding, then at semesters end I peeled the paint off in large
> sheets, which are very awesome. I plan to cut letters out of it
> for my year opening bulletin board and maybe make book covers.
> And best of all, all that paint didn't go in the trash!
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