this was not in my lesson plans, but when we trimmed some of the puddle projects to make flowers, we were left with the outer ring. upon seeing one of them, one little friend piped up, “oh! i want a snake!”
you got it!
i think we also mastered the concept of saturation: that when no more paint water will stay on the paper and it simply runs off, the paper is saturated.
i offered a rope of twisted paper (i think these are used for some kind of craft?). this allowed children to put a lot of colored water on before it got saturated! it also allowed everyone at the table to work on the same project at the same time!