Embrace your inner Jackson Pollock and create gallery-worthy modern art with this splatter technique. Lay the canvas flat on a drop cloth or a newspaper-covered surface. Thin the paint with water, if necessary, to make it drip easily. Using an eyedropper, drip spots and blotches of paint on the canvas. Move the dropper to different heights, shake it, and swirl to vary the splotches. Start with a single color, then layer additional colors to create the desired free-form pattern. For a quicker...
I tried this project with a two year old today...BIG hit. We taped it to the floor first, but then used masking tape to tape it to a window. He really enjoyed the effect of painting with the light showing through. We used Q-tips or fingers for drawing utensils. I recommend this project as an alternative to finger painting because 1) it's less messy and 2) most toddlers I've worked with do not like the feeling of getting paint on their fingers.