Back to School at FamilyEducation.com
|

Painting Bag

Although this idea uses paint, I think it's too neat and clean to include with the other painting activities. It's quick and fun for anytime--not just when you've got the time and energy for a painting project.

Materials
  • 3 tablespoons powdered tempera paint
  • 1/4 cup liquid laundry starch (optional)
  • Ziploc bag
  • Construction paper

Directions

  1. Mix the powdered tempera paint with liquid laundry starch.
  2. Pour it into the bag and smooth out the bubbles. If you don't have liquid laundry starch, just prepare the tempera paint fairly thick or use fingerpaint.
  3. Make sure the bag is well-sealed, then show your child how to press the bag to make designs.
  4. Place a piece of construction paper under the bag (use a different color than the paint) and notice how it seems to change the color of the paint.

|

Copyright 1999 by Patricia Kuffner. Excerpted from The Toddler's Busy Book with permission of its publisher, Meadowbrook Press.

To order this book visit Meadowbrook Press.


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 Twitter icon Follow Us on Pinterest

editor’s picks

get ready for school!

We’ve got your
shopping list,
lunch menu,
and more.

GO

highlights

Join BIC on our mission to save handwriting and Fight For Your Write! Writing helps kids become better readers, boosts their confidence and sparks their creativity. Visit BICFightForYourWrite.com to sign our petition to save handwriting!

14 Back-to-School Fashion Trends for 2014
Send your kids back to school looking sharp! Check out 2014's hottest back-to-school fashion trends, from clothes to shoes and accessories.

Put a Stop to Bedtime Struggles
Steer clear of tears at bedtime with these helpful bedtime tips and this printable bedtime routine checklist for kids.

Kindergarten Readiness App Wins Gold
Our Kindergarten Readiness app won the Gold Award of Excellence in the educational category at the 2014 Communicator Awards. This valuable checklist comes with games and activities to help your child practice the essential skills she needs for kindergarten. Download the Kindergarten Readiness app today!