What You Need:
- Old light bulb
- Yellow acrylic paint
- Orange acrylic paint
- Red acrylic paint
- Newspaper sheet
- Plastic soda cap
What You Do:
- Ask your to child spread the newspaper sheet out on a large, flat surface.
- Then, help her squirt dollops of the yellow, orange, and red paint onto the sheet of newspaper.
- Have your child fill the cup with water.
- Your child should then place the cup of water on the sheet of newspaper.
- Have her grip the old light bulb by the metal bit at the end.
- Using the paintbrush, have her completely paint the light bulb with the yellow paint.
- Place the rounded top of the painted light bulb on the plastic soda cap and allow the paint to dry completely.
- Meanwhile, help your child rinse the paintbrush out in the cup of water.
- Once the paint on the light bulb is dry, your child should remove the bulb from the plastic soda cap.
- Have her grip the light bulb with the metal bit facing up.
- Using the paintbrush and the orange paint, ask her to paint an beak on the lightbulb.
- Help your child to rinse off the paintbrush.
- Have her use the paintbrush and the red paint to paint a pair of eyes on the light bulb.
- She should once again place the light bulb back on the plastic soda cap and allow the paint to dry completely.
Help your child find a fun place to display her chicken face. You can also use this project as an opportunity to talk about the importance of recycling.