Friday, November 12, 2010

Easy Painting Techniques

Shaving Cream Painting: Leave white or add a few drops of food coloring. Let your child use his hands to “paint” on a heavy sheet of paper (watch his mouth!) The shaving cream will dry and make a very interesting art project. 

Glue Painting: Put white school glue in a bowl or paper plate. Allow your toddler to “paint” it on a piece of paper (use a paint brush or Q-tip.) Sprinkle with glitter, colored sand, or cotton balls and let dry. 

Water Painting: This toddler craft is SO EASY! Provide your toddler with a small glass of water, light colored construction paper, and a paint brush. The paper will get darker where she “paints” the water. 

Painting- Without the Mess!
Great activity for your toddler when you need 15 minutes to make dinner!
  • Large plastic Ziploc bag
  • Tempura paint (or search for the homemade “paint” recipe perfect for this toddler craft)
  • Duct tape
  1. Make (or buy) paint
  2. Place in plastic bag (put more than one color in to teach your toddler about mixing colors)
  3. Close bag and tape shut to make sure it doesn’t open
    With your Toddler:
  1. Let your toddler squish, mush, and mix the paint in the bag
  2. Point out when the colors mix and make a new one

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