So I've had this "wacky" idea for a couple years now....but never followed through with it. Last fall I found Wacky Noodles for .30 cents a piece at Dollar General...bought them, but did nothing with them. UNTIL NOW! Today I cut the Wacky Noodles in half, temporarily secured the brushes in place with painters tape, and then hot glued them in permanently(the noodle does "melt" a little from the hot glue). I used the cheap brushes that come with Crayola's watercolor sets....in case you were wondering.
WHAT IN THE WORLD ARE THEY FOR?!?!?!
My thought is to have the kids do paintings where they are not able to "control" their brush like they would a regular brush(I also think this would be a great exercise to do with our teachers on a PD day!!!!). I would ask them to paint something that would seem to require a steady hand, but because they were using the Wacky Noodle...they'd have to adapt how they rendered the image. Most likely, the paper and paint would be on the ground...and they'd have to work straight armed.
In my mind...this is going to be fun...different...and a wonderful learning experience! I'm not sure when I'm going to test them out, but stay tuned...I'll share it with you when I do!!