Pendulum painting is a whole lot of fun for kids and can get pretty messy too so best kept for a sunny day outside. Ours didn’t look anywhere near as fancy as some of the posts I’ve seen on Pinterest but loved doing it.
We contructed our frame from a cardboard box but you can experiment with poles or anything that will allow you to hang your pot from and have a clear space underneath
What you need
- Large carboard box
- Empty pot or cup that you can easily pierce a hole in
How to do Pendulum Painting
- We made our frame by opening the top and bottom of a cardboard box. It wasn’t very stable so we used the flaps to steady it.
- Pierce a hole in the bottom of the pot. We used an empty yoghurt pot.
- Tie string to 2 sides of the pot.
- Attach the other ends of the string together and fix to the top of the carboard box. We found this a little tricky to start but found that punching a hole in the box and then feeding the string up and taping on the top worked best.
- Water down your paint and add it to the cup.
- Place paper under the cup and give it a good swing.
- The paint runs out and creates splats on the paper below. If you get a good swing you can even create swirls.
Why not add different colours of paint to create your masterpiece.