Pendulum painting has been on my list to do for such a long time. I am so glad that we finally did it - it was fun for everyone.
What you need:
empty plastic bottle with small spout
yarn or string
watered down tempera paint
Cut off the end of the bottle, poke four holes evenly around, and tie yarn on. Leave a good amount of yarn because you might want to hang the pendulum up somewhere high.
Where to hang? We are incredibly lucky to have a full sized geodesic dome that works great for projects like this, but a tree limb, ladder, or even chairs with a broom stick will work.
Fill with paint and swing.
This is where all the experimenting comes in.
Thickness of paint, method of swing and height of bottle, all change the outcome.
Plan to play, get messy and try different ideas.
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