The other day I wanted to show the children the effects rain can have on waterfalls. We often go visit the local waterfall at Shakespear Park at the end of the Whangaparaoa Peninsula. It has been quite dry a lot of the times we go, so the waterfall can be a bit piddly. So we went and visited it the other day, after we had had some substantial rain. The walk was cool, we got to see some large Kereru (pigeons) in the trees. And the boys had a lot of fun throwing sticks into the water (boys aye! Even hubby enjoys doing that lol, I swear they never grow up).
When we got home, we decided to paint out own waterfalls. And to extend the whole painting with different tools thing, I sought out yet another tool to use - toothbrushes. One of the children discovered you could make different effects with the toothbrush by tapping it on to the page instead of scrubbing it.
Now, their waterfall paintings didn't look much like waterfalls being the kids are only 1 and 2, but I think they did a pretty good job! I had mixed together lots of different shades of blue, a touch of green and some white in there, and used blue paper for added effect ;)