First the children had to cover their entire paper with paint. We chose to use blue, black, and white because we were hoping the children would explore creating different shades of blue.
Next children pressed a piece of dry paper towel on top of the paint. We specifically chose the paper towels we did because they had a circular design on them. We emphasized to the children that patting the paper towel was better than smearing it.
Once the children were satisfied that they had pressed the paper towel evenly, they gently lifted the paper towel...
...to reveal a gorgeous design!