Here's a cool art project that's perfect for a hot summer day. Use seashells that you and your child have collected from a family vacation or purchase some new ones at any crafts supply store. Then let your child turn a plain piece of paper into a textured masterpiece simply by dipping shells into paint!
This activity reinforces basic math concepts such as multiples and the part-to-whole relationship. Additionally, this activity will encourage your child to learn about basic elements of art and design such as color, shape, texture, and pattern.