Paint & Print

Painting and printing are great activities for creative development and fine motor skills. Here's some inspiration for your next painting activity!

Rules of Summer

This idea is based on the book 'Rules of Summer' by Shaun Tan shortlisted for Book Week 2014 Picture Book of the Year.

Think about some rules you might like to have in summer that are really fun. Always swing forward before backwards on the swings? Only wear thongs…even with socks? Eat ice cream for dessert every day? Be creative!

  • Think of a rule and design your picture based on this rule. Our rule is ‘Always pack some juicy fruit’. Look to our design for inspiration or create your own!
  • Step 1Sketch out your design onto paper using pencil.
  • Step 2Use oil pastels in bright thick colours to create your design and try to fill in your entire page.
  • Step 3Write your rule somewhere on your page. We wrote ours onto pieces of paper to then stick onto the page. Put your rule somewhere everyone can see!

Materials used in this activity

CleverPatch Cover Paper - White - A4 - Pack of 250
Product Code: 16142
EACH $21.99 (inc GST) $19.99 (ex GST)
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Micador Colourfun Large Oil Pastels - Pack of 48
Product Code: 17071
EACH $32.99 (inc GST) $29.99 (ex GST)
6 or more $26.39 (inc GST) $23.99 (ex GST)          
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