We did this art activity at the Chabot Space Center‘s Tyke Explorer class last week. When I asked my son if he’d like to do this again at home, he said, “yes, but we’ll have to do it outside.” I asked him why, and he said, “it would be WAY to messy to do in the house.” Well, he has a point… paint would probably drip all over the floor, and I’d get stressed out.
* String, cut into 10 inch strips
* Shallow dish or container – one for each paint color
* Tempera paint in several colors
* Large pieces of paper
What to Do
Simply have your child dip the string in the paint and allow them to apply to the paper as they please.
Here are a few pictures of what the boys in the class did…