So my friend always ask me...anything cute & easy to do with all those cardboard tubes? Well here is one for ya!
This is a great activity to do because if your child is anything like mine, they insist on painting on the worst possible times ever (while I am trying to cook dinner or on a phone conference...just to name a few!) and this is a simple activity with very little planning!
What You Need TO GET:
- Disposable styrofoam tray (such as the ones you get at the supermarket with your veggies)
- Washable paints in your favorite colors
- Cardboard Tubes (I like to cut them up in various sizes, tall ones...short ones...)
- Bottle Caps or Cookie Cutters (to really make it interesting!)
- Construction Paper
What You Need TO DO:
- Pour a few colors of paint into a styrofoam tray
- Give your child a smock, a piece a paper, and the cardboard tubes (bottle caps, cookie cutters, etc.) and let them go to town!
- If you want to blow your child's mind...bend one of the cardboard tubes slightly to turn your circular tub into an oval one!
- Throw everything out when done (except your smock, cookie cutters if used & of course your child's masterpiece!)
During the activity is a great time to introduce or reinforce new vocabulary such as circles, ovals, bigger, smaller, overlapping, inside, outside etc.
Printing always makes visually pleasing results. I HATE to throw out any of my children's masterpieces so I shall be thinking of something to do with these finished pictures. Maybe making them into the background pages for a book we will write, the decoration for a play-scence or just frame and hang them on my art wall!