Finger Painting Art Activities for Preschoolers

Finger Painting Ideas for Preschoolers

Finger painting has been around since the caveman days. It’s fun. It integrates hearing, seeing, touching and feeling. It’s good for every learning style. Visual learners are happy because there is color, kinesthetic and tactile learners use touch to make the paint move across the paper and auditory learners will be telling you what they are creating.

Kids love to paint. It strengthens muscles in little kids hands and fingers getting them ready for holding a pencil and learning to print. it develops essential hand and eye coordination.

Finger Painting Art Activities for PreschoolersHow to set up a finger painting area

Finger painting is messy and thats part of the fun. You need a table big enough to hold paint pots, brushes or tools if you want to use them. It needs to be an area that is easy to clean. Have your kids wear old clothes or waterproof apron. Having one waterproof vinyl cloth on the floor and and on the table lets the kids messy.

Finger Painting Craft Ideas

1. Use two primary colors per painting so your child can mix them and make a third color.
2. Read a story and have your child paint a scene from the story.
3. Add texture with sand.
4. Cut a pattern on piece of paper and then place it on to the finger painting paper, take off when dry.
5. Use Q tips to make painting with dots.
6. Use shaving cream to dilute paint color and make swirls.
7. Paint with rollers, pastry brushes, comb or plastic cars.
8. Splatter painting. This is best done in the back yard. Get a large sheet of paper and splatter paint.
9. Glue yarn on painting and finger paint over it.
10. Footprints and handprints.

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