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Five Ways to Up the Finger-Painting Fun Factor

Posted by Krissy on June 2, 2009

Photo courtesy of Flávio Takemoto

Photo courtesy of Flávio Takemoto

I bet you didn’t know you could make finger-painting even MORE fun!  Here are five simple ways to do just that:

1.  Add Texture

Mix a bit of sand, salt or glitter into the paint to add visual and tactile texture.

 2.  Use Patterned Paper

Patterned scrapbooking paper makes a perfect, sturdy base for goopy finger-paint.  And the pattern showing through the paint adds interest and depth to the finished creation.

3.  Pull a Print

Let your little one paint directly on the table or a tray, then press the paper onto it and pull it off to make your little one’s first print. 

4.  Make a Mirror Image

Have your little one paint only on one half of a piece of paper.  Then fold it in half, smooth it down with your hands, and open it up to see a mirrored image of what she painted.  Thank Crayola for this great idea, and check out their site for more!

5.  Paint on a Window or Mirror

Add a little dish soap to the paint for easier cleanup and let you little one go to town on a window or mirror.  You could even pull a print (see #3 above) from their creation.

If you’re really ambitious, head on over to Tipnut.com to find 5 homemade finger-paint recipes!

Leave a comment and let me know how you & your little one have fun finger-painting!

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