What we used:
crayola washable paints
star ice cube tray
large construction paper
What we did:
To explore painting in a new way (for us) we chose to use the plastic toy dinosaurs as our paint brush. This is definitely process art ie)letting the kids have supplies and determining the outcome of the finished project. Product art is having a desired outcome for a project and helping the children achieve that.
The ice cube mold came in handy to set out multiple colors for the 2 children to paint.
The dinosaurs were dipped in the mold and then pressed, stomped, walked… across the paper. Whatever the imagination came up with the kids did.
A little messy but not enough to keep this from being a low key activity. Playing with their toys in the floor requires more clean up than this art project. They actually sat pretty quiet for over 20 minutes painting! It gave me more time to chase baby brother around the house who know loves to climb and get into everything, lol.
I love the paint colors against the black paper. We saved these paintings and used them for an up coming project.
Little brother made it longer than I thought before he had his entire hands covered in paint and started making handprints. This is one of his favorite things to do with paint.
Little brother finished painting before big brother. He sat a little longer playing and painting with the dinosaurs.
Success, and afternoon activity that kept them busy. Great for sensory exploration. Perfect for color recognition. Worked on fine motor skills. Great way to use their imagination and be able to express themselves.
― Pablo Picasso