Here’s another fun activity you can do with your young artists, finger painting a jellyfish! You may notice in the video, that I control my son’s hand a lot. I love giving structured instructions, and then (off camera) I let them loose. I would highly recommend using this pattern at home with your own kids. […]
So almost by accident I found these three secret painting tips for my little artists. Three Secret Painting Tips For Little Artists Use Stabilo Woody Pencils Use mixed media paper Use smaller paper Ok so they might not seem revolutionary, but let me explain! Stabilo Woody These are one of the most amazing art materials […]
Here’s a fun art project to do with your kids involving The Night Before Christmas poem. It’s fun with the younger ones, I know Hads almost did a flip when I told her we’re going to finger paint. How are your kids holding up with all the excitement surrounding this time of year? I know […]
The holiday season, especially Christmas, is perfect time to focus on primary colors. More specifically, discussing how to get Christmas colors. Red – Is a primary color and doesn’t need to be mixed. Green – Is not a primary color and needs to be mixed. In this lesson we started out with how to draw […]
This finger painting a pumpkin activity is super easy, fast, and fun for little kids. I did it with both Hads (4) and Austin (2). While Austin is not old enough to paint a face, he’s still able to have a blast. Hads, on the other hand, is right at the perfect age to work […]
We saw this how to make fall leaves on Pinterest, and thought we’d try it out ourselves. Hads loved it! She is still asking me if we can make more. First I have to apologize, during the video our camera turned off and I didn’t notice. So, there’s a small jump in between drawing the […]
How to finger paint a fish is just one of many on Hadley’s long list of finger painting activities. She is so cute, everyday I come home from work she has a new finger painting idea. These activities are meant to be extremely easy and super fast, perfect for those little young artists. So, just a […]
Few things make me truly happy, seeing my little girl’s face after showing her how to finger paint a unicorn is one of them. I think she was also in love with the idea of painting white on construction paper. This is a must activity for any little girl that loves all things cute and […]
My little Austin helped us with our how to finger paint a giraffe video! He’s only one (but almost two), and hasn’t stop asking to “paint ‘gain?” With that said this video is for the really (really really) young artists. We meant to keep this as simple as possible, but also include a small color […]
My little Hads has been asking how to finger paint a mermaid for quite a while now. Well we finally did it, and she was so excited. We used acrylic paints, I like how easy they are to clean up…plus how dark and rich the colors are. If you don’t have paint or would like […]
How to paint a snowflake with symmetry is a great art activity for the young artists! This is also a fun activity to do over and over, while trying different shapes and designs.
Now your kids know how to draw a turkey, but do they know how to finger paint a turkey? This is super easy for kids, even my little one-year-old got in on the fun! Materials Paint (you could even try our homemade paint) Paper Plates to hold the paint Paper towels for clean up And […]
This homemade finger paint recipe has been flying around Pinterest, like mad! So, we thought we’d give it a try and see if we like it. Homemade Finger Paint Ingredients 3 tablespoons sugar 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 cup corn starch 2 cups of water food coloring marbles (for mixing) Containers It almost sounds good enough […]
You might remember doing watercolor crayon resist projects when you were a kid. Like using rubber cement, this is a fun way to show kids how different things react with watercolor. Resist, means that the crayon will repel the watercolor away from it. If you use a white crayon during this activity, your kid’s eyes […]
You know it’s time to finger paint an autumn tree when the leaves start changing outside! Have they started changing where you live? We’re planning to take a trip up the canyon this weekend. Usually, the leaves change sooner up there before they do in the valley. Man, I can’t believe it’s already that time […]
This was the first watercolor resist activity I’ve done with my kids. Chuckers thought it was magic. This is a fun activity to illustrate how some things react differently with paint. Watercolor Resist Materials: Watercolor paint Watercolor paper Brushes Water Rubber cement If you have more time to spend on this, you could help them […]
Finger painting a spider was a lot of fun, we also had a surprise guest! I’ve also noticed we’ve really been on a finger painting kick…haven’t we? Well, the kids are loving it so I’m not complaining. One of the things I’ve learned about kids and finger painting (I think I’ve mentioned it before, but […]
Finger painting a snail is a really simple art activity. Focus with your kids on making a good circle, and show them how mixing two primary colors makes a different secondary color. After you paint one, do another using different colors. Have your kids also make them different sizes, see if they can make a […]
Finger painting a hedgehog for fun! This activity is meant to be very simple, starting off with an easy shape and mixing only two colors.
If you need a little activity to get the kids focused and calm, try this finger painting activity! Actually any time we get the paints out and leave the brushes in the cupboard, they drop everything and run to the table.
Color wheels can be elaborate, this one is not. This is a simple activity to help explain the Primary Colors to your kid(s) (Red, Yellow, and Blue). Just download the PDF and print. Let them color or paint each circle as labeled. The overlapping areas will make the secondary colors (green, purple, and orange).