Yesterday I shared with you the simple painting on foil activity that I did with my daughter and today I’m sharing the activity we did straight after, painting with cotton wool. What actually happened was that I only had one activity prepared but this is so quick to set up that it’s a great activity to have in your back pocket in case your kids suddenly ask to so something.
You will need:
Paint – we used pink, white, yellow and a sparkly red
A felt tip pen
Painting with cotton wool
Firstly I drew the shape of a heart onto the card, I really recommend using card rather than paper because it holds a lot of paint a lot easier. Preschoolers are not known for their delicate ways with paint so this stops the paper falling apart when it gets too wet.
We put the different coloured paints onto an old plastic plate, using a plate rather than pots allows kids to mix the colours together and is easier for dipping the paints in. If you use a plastic one it also means you can wash it and use it again and again.
We put the cotton wool in the end of the clothes peg and them my daughter used this to paint with, mixing the colours, telling me what colours she was using and what new colours they made when they were mixed together.
The end result looked really pretty and is a great easy art activity that you can do with toddlers or preschoolers in time for Valentines Day. We’ve also got lots of Valentines Day crafts for 3 years olds you could check out too.
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