This finger painting activity creates “safe” areas where a child can play independently yet alongside another child.
What You Need:
- Gallon size plastic resealable bag
- Tempera paint
- Heavy tape (duct tape and painter tape)
- White paper (optional)
What To Do:
- Add a few squirts of paint into a gallon size bag. Make sure that you’re using a good quality bag with thicker plastic and durable seals.
- Reinforce the closure of the seals and the edges with heavy tape.
- Using the painter tape, tape the bag to your table so that it won’t damage the surface. If your table is a dark color, you can put a piece of white paper underneath the bag, so that the paint will show up better.
- Encourage your child to use her fingers or the Q-tips to “paint” on the bag. Have her explore mixing colors, making shapes, or just enjoy feeling the paint.
- Discard the bag when your child is finished.
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