Activity:

Art with Household Items

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What You Need:

  • Variety of kitchen gadgets such as a whisk, potato masher, or slotted spatula
  • White construction paper
  • Paper plates
  • Tempera paint

What You Do:

  1. Help your child look through your kitchen drawers to find cooking tools that might make interesting marks and prints. Look for things with unusual shapes or textures, like slotted spoons, cookie cutters, or meat tenderizers.
  2. Invite your child to select his three favorite colors from the paint provided, then help him squeeze a small amount of paint on the paper plates.
  3. Now it’s time to get printing! Have your child select a kitchen tool to use for the first print. Help him press it into the paint, making sure it's evenly coated, and then on the paper. What type of design is left behind?
  4. Encourage him to experiment with creating patterns and designs on his paper, boosting his hand-eye coordination and budding math skills!

Display his finished kitchen surprise artwork in the kitchen for others to see!

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