Art activities for kids

Yellow Paint Project

This was actually a project we did last weekend.  I gave Sophia some water, chalk black paper, and a paint brush.  I showed her how the chalk looks much brighter when drawn on wet paper.  She tried it a little bit, but it was not messy enough for her.  She asked for paint.  I gave her a little.



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She mixed the paint and water, and made some very runny paint.  I gave her a straw and showed her how to blow the paint around.


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She then tried blowing on the paint brush.Picture 001


Then she asked for a wipe, and started wiping the paint, and squeezing it out.


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Then she asked for more water, so I gave her some in a bottle.  She began mixing.

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Then she put the paint brush in the bottle and shook it up.


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Next, she dumped it all on the table and really got hands on!

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What a mess, but what  great sensory exploration!Picture 025


For me, this is a perfect art activity.  It was child lead, and all about exploring the materials.  It doesn’t get much better than that!


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