Preschoolers and Paint

A story with pictures… See more art ideas and tips below!

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Rainy Day Got You Down? Just Add Glitter Paint!
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We Decided To Paint A Giant Piece With Glitter Paint and Finder Paint
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Is There Anything Better Than Feeling That Cool Paint On Your Fingers?
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Art Takes Concentration
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Focus
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Sharing and Negotiation
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And The Result Is Beautiful!

Art Tips:

  1. On a nice day, consider taking your paper and paint outside and paint with leaves and stamp with rocks and other found objects. Nature makes everything even more fun!
  2. Reuse Your art work! My kids create a lot of art. I cut their work and fold to make handmade birthday cards out of them for parties!
  3. Painting at this scale is better with an apron. We didn’t think to put them on and had some regret. Grab a pen&thimble apron today and add your kid’s name to it too!
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Paint All Over… And Paint Caps

Last-Minute Mama Bear

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My daughter’s preschool had a fun forest animals party last month. They made a cake in the shape of a turtle! They each selected an animal to research and report about at school. My honeybee chose the bear. We had so much fun learning about bears!

Did you know that pandas aren’t bears?

Did you know that bears don’t really hibernate? They sleep for a better part of winter, but on warm days they leave their dens to find food.

Your. Mind. Is. Blown.

The morning of the party I had the last-minute idea to make her a bear headband. I didn’t have brown felt, but forged ahead. I said last-minute but I made the decision as they were putting on all the winter gear, so I really had 5 minutes.

So she looked like a yellow mouse, but that’s life and her favorite color!

Any other last-minute mama bears out there? 

DIY Trash Bin Salt Dough Ornaments

Step One: Gather Bowl, Flour, Salt, Warm Water, And Measuring Cups
Step Two: Scoop And Pour Without Being Concerned With Ratios
Step Three: Knead Dough With Big Hands And Little
Step Four: Cut The Dough In Two Pieces
Step Five: Roll out a Dough Disk For Handprints
Step Six: Pop In An Oven That Is Too Hot And Note That You Definitely Added Way Too Much Flour And Trash Them

So… Does anyone have a fool-proof salt dough recipe? Obviously I’m in need! Help!