- Paint color of your choice
- Blocks (like Mega Bloks or Legos)
If you have kids, odds are, you already have these supplies on hand.
Before we started, I talked with the kids about the various shapes of the Mega Bloks, and how they each had a different number of circles on top. They noticed rectangles, squares and circles. I demonstrated how they could dip the circles into the paint and then push them onto the paper. The Mega Bloks were just the right size for them, as they were able to hold them and dip them in the paint without getting their hands that dirty.
This kids art activity is even good for the youngest artist, like Little C.
No, that is not Cousin It, it's A, who has a lot of hair.
Here, A was trying to see how many stamps she could make without dipping again in the paint.
B tries a different shape.
"A" fills up her paper.
Little C was really into this fun activity. She didn't want to stop.
B accidentally dipped the other side of her Mega Blok into the paint. At first she was upset, but when I suggested she try painting with that side she was thrilled with the resulting rectangles.
Here are our finished works of art. I really like all the different shapes. I think it would be fun to use Legos for painting as well, but we don't have any yet (too many small parts that I think C would put in her mouth). These sort of remind me of the Bubble Wrap Prints we did a while back.
I have an idea for another project involving these paintings. Stay tuned...