Process Art : Painting with Yarn and Tempera Paint. A great project for your students with special learning needs and sensory issues. Work on fine motor skills and build independence. Get all the directions at: http://buggyandbuddy.com/process-art-for-preschoolers-painting-with-yarn/
Here is my way of introducing the children to colour mixing. With this simple project, the students learn how to create their secondary colours by using the primary colours. For preschool up to Grade 2. You will need liquid tempera paint, white cardboard, and black wax crayons or felts. I drew some examples of eyes and mouths for the younger students. They can be inspired by my examples or just glue them on. Bring some sunshine into your classroom!
3rd Grade - Students used 9 x 24" colored paper & 3 colors of tempera paint to make their background. We used mat board to spread the paint. They got to choose 3 colors and sprinkle the paint on the background before "pulling" the paint, making sure not to mix all the colors together. The birch tree was made on white paper, and then pulled black paint horizontally to create the bark. Once dry, it was glued onto the background and branches were drawn with black marker. Artsonia