This art project is painting water colours in the wet on wet method to create loose images of flowers; fantastically simplistic for those wishing for an easy way to spruce up the apartment. Plus, when all the compliments come around, you get to smile and say "oh that ol' thing? I did it. Nothing really".
1/2 Tablespoon of oil and 1 teaspoon food coloring on top of small amount of water in shallow pan. Lay heavy paper (cardstock) on top and wait until you see oil coming through back. Lift paper and see your design. Can drag toothpick through colors to make new design.
Making a splash with David Hockney Students in third grade learned about the artist David Hockney. We focused especially on his California influenced pool paintings from the 60's and 70's. I saw a similar project on the blog "Kids Artists". The students were focusing on line, shape, and colour while working on these. We also spent a good bit of time thinking about how our hair and body look different when submerged under water.