Finger painting is great. Really it is. It's a terrific, tactile activity for little hands. But, for those days when you might not want to create a colossal mess, here is a lovely alternative which is (almost) as much fun.
You will need:
- A sheet of poster paper or cardboard.
- White computer paper.
- Paint (we used tempera in the primary colors)
- Plastic wrap
What you do:
*First, lay down a sheet of poster paper or cardboard. Over that, place a sheet of plastic wrap - taping down the edges here and there.
*Have your student or child squeeze some paint here, there and everywhere on the plastic wrap.
*Then, tape another sheet of wrap over top of the paint and encourage your little one to mush the colors together.
*When the thrill of that wears off, carefully remove the top layer of plastic wrap - exposing the gooey paint below.
*Then, lay a sheet (or two) of white computer paper on top of the wet paint and rub lightly to make a print.
*Remove the paper and have a look at your masterpiece!
Try it yourself and keep creating!
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