Painting is one of our VERY favorite activities in this house! We love a good set of watercolors but we also like to get creative. Here are some of our favorite ways to paint!
This one is a sneaky learning activity and craft all rolled into one! I draw some lines (these inadvertently turned into snowflakes!) and provide Q-tips and daubers (stroll down the paint aisle at the craft store!). My kiddos try and paint/dab ON the lines. Great for fine motor and great for painting!
Finger painting is always fun but how about finger painting on SAND paper?! I always grab a pack of sand paper at the Dollar Tree because it’s so versatile and great for sensory learners.
Easter may be over but I scoop up bags of clearanced plastic eggs to use as an exploration of circles! My little guy, G, loves stamping the egg halves onto paper or canvases.
It’s another fine motor activity! I have G (age 2) pinch a pompom with his clothespin. Then, he dips the pompom into paint and stamps! Super fun and puts those pincer muscles to work.
Grab some cookie trays next time you’re at the Dollar Tree. You won’t regret it! I tape a piece of construction paper onto the tray (a box would work, too) and drop a paint-soaked marble in the middle. Your child can gently rock and roll the marble all over to create a cool design. Get wild and add a few marbles!
Paint with unconventional items, too! We like corks or…
Toilet brushes! Clean, of course, and only a dollar the Dollar Tree!
Written by Jill