Paint does so much more than simply spread across a piece of paper. So, you’re searching for a kids art activity that lets your little learner get creative, explore the artistic process and teaches a lesson too. Seems like a lot, right? Maybe not.
This painting exploration focuses on learning letters and looking at lines. Along with these skills, your child is also building her fine motor abilities and learning a lesson in recycling (we’ll get to that soon). The great thing about this activity is that you can reuse it – and, that’s not even the major recycling part of the project.
Alphabet Painting Project
Here’s What You’ll Need:
- Tempera Paints
- White Construction Paper
- Pipe Cleaners
Pour a few dollops (quarter-sized pools) of the paint onto the paper.
Have your child spread the paint out with the brush. She can mix colors or make stripes of different hues (in other words, paint a rainbow). Keep the paint thick. If you see her spreading it super-thin (or at least, thin enough so that you can see the paper underneath) add more paint to the paper,
Draw the letter in the paint. Your child will use the edge of a pipe cleaner. Show her how she’s reusing and recycling her old art materials, making them new again.