Here is a simple activity that will keep young and old kids entertained over the holidays, that is also mess free, and guess what, it’s educational too.
Create a Crayon Shape Painting
Once your young child has figured out how to draw shapes, they’ll want to make them all the time. Get inspired by shapes with this fun art project that introduces geometry to your shape-drawing child. They’ll make a pattern resist painting, as they develop their drawing skills. All it takes are some crayons and watercolor paints for this engaging project that serves to make the next rainy day much more enjoyable!
What You Need:
White drawing paper
Small container for water
What You Do:
Get started by taping a piece of white paper onto a worktable, or the tray of a high chair.
Give your child a selection of crayons to use, and encourage him to fill the paper with shapes of all different sizes and colors. This is a great opportunity to introduce them to some new shapes that he may be unfamiliar with, such as stars, moons, and ovals! Show him some examples on a separate piece of paper.
Once the paper is filled with shapes, remove the crayons and place a small cup of water, a paintbrush, and watercolor paints within reach. Ask the kids to paint over the crayon shapes they have drawn with watercolor paints, and watch the crayon shapes pop through the paint.
Next, encourage them to continue dipping the paint brush in water and a color of paint. This fine tunes their color recognition and hand-eye coordination!
Urge them to continue painting until the entire paper is covered with paint, without any white paper showing through.
Your child’s finished pattern resist can be proudly displayed in a colorful frame for everyone to see!
You can find activities like this, and more over on the popular site Education.com www.education.com/resources/geometry/