Here’s today’s name activity: Shake to Make Art
Shake your way to beautiful art! Cut paper into desired shapes and lay flat in a box. Add paint blobs around the paper in the box. Add toys to the box, close it up and shake!You’ll need a few supplies for this one – box, paper, paint, objects (hard toys/balls) Here are some tips for this art activity —
- Shape ideas: simple snowflakes, hearts, stars, random cuttings!
It does not take a lot of paint. Small dabs are enough. And you may find that you can lay more paper in the next round and do it again without adding more paint.
Tape the decorated cutouts onto a piece of string or yarn to make a garland to hang in the window.
Be sure to use washable paints for easy cleanup, I recommend Crayola Washable Paints.
- Cut out shapes along with your toddler, they may only cut one shape out in the same time you cut a dozen. But involving them in this will be great scissors skills practice.
- With older kids, they can take the lead on this, when deciding on paint colors have them think about what the colors will mix together as so they can think of the end design that would like to achieve.