From the Land of Nod blog, a cute article about how to entertain kids this summer doing a simple suminagashi project. Messy and fun!
This activity is so simple that even T didn’t need much help (though be careful, the dyes stain). All you have to do is add a few drops of the suminagashi (what a word) paint to a pan of water, then swirl the paint with a chopstick or barbeque skewer. Dip a sheet of watercolor paper into the water and the results are absolutely gorgeous. When you want to make a new design you don’t even need to change the water in the pan, instead just use a strip of newspaper to soak up the old colors. Easy peasy.