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Paint Blot Art

Materials

  • Construction paper
  • Tempera paint, liquid
  • Spoon
  • Rolling pin

Directions

  1. Fold a piece of construction paper in half like a greeting card, then open it up.
  2. Using liquid tempera paints and a spoon, have your child drop different colors onto one of the inside halves of the paper.
  3. Fold the paper again with the paint on the inside, and have your child roll a rolling pin over the paper to spread the paint.
  4. Open the paper and have your child use her imagination to decide what the blot looks like.
  5. When the paint is dry, fold the paper so the paint is on the outside.
  6. Use as a unique greeting card.

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Copyright 1998 by Patricia Kuffner. Excerpted from The Preschooler's Busy Book with permission of its publisher, Meadowbrook Press.

To order this book visit Meadowbrook Press.


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