Sensory Print Making

17 April



Unlike many of the art projects we do, this one is very much process rather then product oriented. It is also mainly aimed at the 2-3 year olds. In fact we learned how to do this from our Parents as Teachers coordinator.  

The items you need are finger paints, shaving cream, freezer paper, and white paper to make prints with.


Start by taping your freezer paper, shiny side up, to your painting surface. We used painters tape, but masking tape works too.

Squirt on some shaving cream to start the fun. This alone is great sensory fun even for the big kids.




Then add some finger paints (ours are courtesy of  CraftProjectIdeas.com).  Once the kids have squished and smeared the paint you can have them draw in the fluffy paint with fingers or
Q-tips.



Once they are happy with their drawing you can use paper to gently make a print of their picture. Then they can spread the paint out and draw again.



It was a great time to talk with the girls about reflections too. It was especially obvious when they would write their names in the paint and then their names would be backwards on the prints. We even tried writing our names backwards to get them the right way on the prints!

Overall, they loved the messy fun, and the freezer paper made the clean up so much easier!



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