Plastic Egg Stamps

egg paint

Supplies:

Plastic eggs

Paper

Paint*

 

*Here is a simple and easy recipe for edible finger paint that can be used with this activity. All you need is any brand of vanilla yogurt and food coloring. Dish out the yogurt into small dishes and add a drop of food coloring. Mix well.

 

Start by putting paint and a half of plastic egg onto paper plates or into shallow bowls. Use as many colors as you like. Show your child how to dip the egg into the paint, then how to stamp it onto the paper. As your child creates their artwork, talk to them about the colors they are using, the texture of the paint, the texture of the eggs, and the shape the stamps make. When finished, allow the artwork to dry and display it where your child can see it.

Ice Cube Painting

Supplies:

Ice tray

Food Coloring

Heavy paper

Gallon sized baggie

 

Make colorful ice cubes by adding a few drops of food coloring in each section of your ice trays when making ice. Once frozen, put a sheet of heavy paper into the gallon baggie along with several of the ice cubes. Close the baggie. Now encourage your child to move the ice cubes around in the bag. Talk to your child about the colors of the ice, the coldness of the ice, and the shapes of the cubes. Once finished, remove the paper from the bag and allow it to dry. Be sure to display your child’s artwork where they can see it.

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Fluffy Snowflakes

Materials:

Cotton Balls

Glue

Dish

Paint Brush

Construction Paper

 

First, poor some glue in a dish. Use the paint brush to paint the glue onto the paper in the shape of a snowflake. Give your child a pile of cotton balls and have them place them on the glue. As your child creates the snowflake, talk to them about textures (i.e.: the soft and fluffy cotton balls, the sticky glue, the rough paper). Once finished, let dry and hang where your child can see their creation.thumb_IMG_3555_1024

Christmas Tree Activity

Christmas Tree

 

Supplies:

Green Paper

Bingo Dauber

 

To start this project, cut out a Christmas tree shape out of the green paper. Set the tree in front of your child and give them a bingo dauber (you may want to put your child in a high chair to ensure your child doesn’t get the paint all over). Allow your child to decorate the tree. Allow them to use several different colors of daubers. As they decorate the tree talk about the colors they are using.

** If you do not have daubers, stickers can be used.

Feely Caterpillar Craft

Feely Caterpillar Craft

Cut out several cardboard circles. Attach different textured materials (lace, foil, contact paper (smooth side up for one circle and sticky side up for another), sand paper, felt, etc.)to each circle. Make one circle the head. Attach them by putting holes in the edge of the circle and using string to attach the circles together. Encourage your child to explore the different textures. Use descriptive words such as rough, smooth, and bumpy.caterpillar-503113_1280

Refrigerator Art

What Mom doesn’t want to have some artwork created by their little one? Here is an easy activity for even the tiniest of hands. Mom 4

Supplies:

Finger (or washable) paint

Sheet of thick paper or poster board

Painters tape

 

Activity:

On a sheet of thick paper or poster board, use the tape to spell out the word “MOM” or “LOVE” or “DAD”. Next put several globs of paint on the paper. Then have your child finger paint all over the paper. After your child is finished, allow the paint to dry. Once the paint is dry, gently peel the tape off to reveal the word MOM.

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