Finger painting is tons of fun for lil ones, so take things to the next level with the help of a few puffy stickers. Along with honing fine motor skills, finger painting introduces your tot to color and what happens when they mix together. Adding puffy stickers kicks your tyke's fine motor skills up a notch as they are a bit easier to grasp onto than regular flat stickers. Once the paint has dried, add another step to the project by carefully peeling away those puffy stickers, creating a really fun finished product. Tailor the project to fit the season with different-shaped stickers, such as leaf shapes for Fall, flowers for Spring or Summer, or snowflakes for Winter.
Keep reading for the directions.
What You'll Need:
- Finger paint
- White drawing paper
- Puffy stickers
- Smock or wet wipes
- Offer your child a sheet of white drawing paper and an assortment of puffy stickers. Using drawing paper or white construction paper will help keep the paper from tearing later. Invite your tot to peel away the backing from the stickers and then place on the paper. Older kids can create an arrangement of stickers to make an organized picture, while little ones can peel and stick in a random design.
- Once your child is happy with the sticker arrangement, get ready for mess by tossing on a smock or having wet wipes handy. Before beginning to paint, tape the edges of your tot's paper to the work table to keep it from moving around while finger painting.
- Dollop a small amount of various colors of finger paint around the white paper and invite your tot to paint around and over the puffy stickers. He can use his fingertips to create moving lines of blended colors.
- Continue finger painting until the entire paper is covered. Allow the paint to dry and then carefully peel away the puffy stickers, which also builds fine motor skills. Find the perfect spot to display the finished artwork for the whole family to see.