- Thin cardboard
- Sponge or brush
- Tempera paint, liquid
- Draw a design, letter, or animal shape on thin cardboard.
- Cut out the inside of the shape to make the stencil, and tape the stencil onto a sheet of paper.
- Show your child how to dip a sponge or brush into liquid tempera paint, then fill in the inside of the stencil with color.
- When finished, remove the tape and lift off the stencil to see the design.
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Copyright © 1998 by Patricia Kuffner. Excerpted from The Preschooler's Busy Book with permission of its publisher, Meadowbrook Press.
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