It’s Raining Paint!

We have these jumbo pipettes that my 老大 could play with all day and I have no idea how her little hands don’t get sore after a whole hour of doing the same thing.  So I knew she would love the drip painting, which I think perfectly brings the pictograph to life – a cloud with drops of rain falling from it.

In addition to reinforcing the Chinese character , kids also:

  • Learn about process art:  I think abstract art is excellent for children with perfectionist tendencies.  No worries about the result looking a certain way – just enjoy the experience and see what happens!
  • Observing color mixing as the paint flows into each other
  • Improve their fine motor skills with pipette action
  • Strengthen their gross motor skills – those arm muscles are getting a workout with the vertical surface!

Are you ready for drip painting, the most fun way to learn about 雨 (yǔ / rain)?!?!?!

What you need:

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  1. Pipettes
  2. Paint
  3. Painter’s tape
  4. Water
  5. Cups
  6. Paper
  7. Easel or board to hold the paper vertically
  8. Tray to collect the paint (we used a baking tray)


What to do:

  1. Tape paper
  2. Write in very large font
  3. Mix water and paint in different cups
  4. Squeeze and squirt pipette, repeat as desired!

If you try this drip painting activity with your kids, please let us know in the comments.

Happy learning, friends!

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