Chasing Cheerios

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Painting with Medicine Droppers & Liquid Watercolors

The girls really enjoyed using medicine droppers (they call them "shotmakers" since they pretend to give shots with them) and liquid watercolors. I diluted the liquid watercolor a little bit with water in an ice cube tray. I gave the girls white cardstock since the paper needed to be thick in order to not tear. They got right to work!


  1. I love the effect of the medicine droppers. Very cool. I will have to try this with my kids.

  2. My daughter will LOVE doing this. Thank you so much for the idea!

  3. This also works great with coffee filters and/or eye droppers. The color spreads on the filters, and makes neat patterns. You can even cut them first, into butterflies, leaves, flowers, hearts, whatever, and staple them onto a string after they've dried for a beautiful seasonal garland.
    And using the eye droppers is great for fine motor skills too.