We have been posting a lot of crafts lately and I think it’s time to get back to having a little old fashioned free art fun! If you are new around here you probably haven’t heard me rant on and on about allowing your child free art time. What I mean is that there is no specific product in mind, it’s all process and your child’s imagination at work. Kids learn best by doing and creating so make sure that this is the biggest chuck of art time. I may have lots of fun , cute crafts but they are the add ons to the business of being a child, play!
Gather your materials. You will need a piece of paper some paint a fun dish and some ribbons. We have been learning about small , medium and large lately so I am using three different sizes of ribbons but didn’t really make a big deal about him using it, he was free to choose. We added a little water to thin our paint which makes it easier but also much much messier, be warned!
Dip your ribbon in and play!
This was a messy day, both of us ended up with paint on our PJs and the floor and all over the table, don’t forget to use washable paint.
Let dry and marvel at the masterpiece !
Have a great weekend!
What a great idea! 🙂 Thanks for sharing.
Love it I always love all your ideas thanks for sharing 🙂
Brilliant “brush”! Do you use tempera paints that are supposed to be washable or a specific product?
Thanks for all the great idea. I just found you again. I hate when I lose blogs that I love so you are now in my google reader BUT my question is how old in months is your son? My twin boys are approaching 2 and I am wondering if they are ready for some of these. Thanks!
Annette – I use crayols washable , I find they are indeed the most washable, which matters when you do art as much as we do!
Becky- I am so glad you rediscovered us, my son is 27 months old.
Wow, I thought he was older. Meghan is 28 months and our projects don’t turn out so great.
That looks like a lot of fun! Yesterday,my six year old painted papers and cut out shapes to make a collage picture. (Eric Carle style!) This was a lot of fun for her and even though her art teacher had guidelines, it was open-ended enough to inspire creative thinking.
Thanks for the great post! We’ll have to try painting with ribbons.
Creative and Curious Kids!
Love the free expression here!
You sure know how to make things fun.
hey i love your children crafts ideas. i am new to bloging and i just recently started one dedicated to children and teachers to feel free to use my ideas to share with others aswell.