|

Dip and Dabble Art

Materials

  1. Paper towels or coffee filters
  2. Muffin pan
  3. Food coloring
  4. Water

Directions

Mix the food coloring with some water in the muffin pan so your child has three or four colors to choose from. Fold the paper or filter any way your child wants, then dip the corners briefly into the colors. The paper will soak up the color. Fold again and stick the dry corner into the colored water. Let the paper dry before unfolding, otherwise it might tear. Experiment with different folds or try crumpling the paper before dipping it into the colors. Press the papers flat and mount on cardboard. Food color stains the fingers, so try to dip the paper, not the hands.

|

From 365 Days of Creative Play by Sheila Ellison & Judith Gray. Copyright © 2005 by Sheila Ellison & Judith Gray. All rights reserved. Used by arrangement with Sourcebooks, Inc.

Buy the book at www.amazon.com.


highlights

6 Sweet Gestures for Teacher Appreciation Week
Show your child's teacher how much she is loved with one of these meaningful homemade gestures for Teacher Appreciation Week (May 2-6)!

Find Today's Newest & Best Children's Books
Looking for newly released books for your child? Try our Book Finder tool to search for new books by age, type, and theme!

8 Epic Emoji-Themed Crafts, Activities & Recipes
Check out the best emoji crafts, activities, and recipes! They're perfect for Screen-Free Week (May 2-8) or an emoji-themed birthday party.

Ready for Kindergarten?
Try our award-winning Kindergarten Readiness app! This easy-to-use checklist comes with games and activities to help your child build essential skills for kindergarten. Download the Kindergarten Readiness app today!

stay connected

Sign up for our free email newsletters and receive the latest advice and information on all things parenting.

Enter your email address to sign up or manage your account.

Facebook icon Facebook icon Follow Us on Pinterest

editor’s picks