My kids love to move and create which is why the new book Action Art by MaryAnn Kohl and Barbara Zabrowski has been on my radar since I first heard it was coming out!
I was lucky enough to be sent a copy to review and to say I’m in love is an understatement. We couldn’t wait to try the Twisty CD action art activity in the book and it was so much fun!
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Process art has so many benefits for kids and action-based process art takes it to a whole new (and awesome) level. Action ART is full of art activities that get kids tapping, smacking, rolling, spinning, blowing, exploding and more!
Twisty CD painting is simple to set up and will keep kids engaged for longer than you think!
- squeeze bottles or spoons
- old CDs
- thick paper or posterboard
We used a combination of CDs and DVDs for this activity that we were ready to get rid of. I was able to wash them off with no damage to them, but I’d not recommend using a family favorite just in case!
Once your supplies are gathered it’s time for the fun! Add paint to a CD with either a squeeezy bottle or a spoon and twist it onto the paper.
Pick up the CD by the edges and observe the effect. The prints are all different which leads to natural exploration and learning.
There is so much STEAM learning going on with this one! Exploring how movement effects the colors and texture is not just fun, it’s hand-on learning at its very best.
Want to see the rest of the action art projects?
You will not be disappointed!