Drippy Gravity Painting

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Many of you have commented that attention spans at your art tables run short. Shorter than short. Maybe almost nonexistent. And I want to support you in two ways: one is to say that this is so normal for toddlers and preschoolers to give an art project their 4-minute all, and two is that I must be deceiving you into thinking that my daughter's interest is sustained over many … [Read more...]

Homemade Paint | Salt and Flour Paint

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Making your own homemade paint with kids is a rewarding process that helps children understand that store-bought is not the only way! Using a combination of salt, flour, and water, this recipe is beyond simple. How we made homemade paint My toddler is at that stage where she loves squeezing paint out of the bottles. I gave into this to give her the chance to explore this … [Read more...]

Squeezing Paint

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I set N up with some paint pots and a large sheet of paper -- our favorite way to paint big as of late. After smearing some paint around and taking a few stabs at mixing colors, she asked me for more purple paint. The paint pot wasn't empty, and the real story ended up being that she wanted to SQUEEZE more paint into the paint pot. Of course she did! Toddlers adore squeezing, … [Read more...]