The boys made negative art by spraying paint on top of their hands. We have done this before years ago when we studied cave art, to simulate cave handprint paintings.
Cave of Hands, Argentina
This time we watered down white paint in a spray bottle and sprayed the boys' hands on dark paper.
Black would have worked better, but all we had was gray, so we went with that.
After we had their hands painted in negative space, they glued down cotton swabs to simulate the bones in the hand.
|James, age 11|
|Quentin, age 8|
And so, we got an art and a science lesson in one!
source: Dilly-Dali Art