Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Non Messy Cooperative Painting

Another StrongStart facilitator did this at her centre and posted it on Facebook.
I immediately loved it.  
Clear plastic shower curtain folded in half. 
Lay paper on top of first half of plastic.
Add paint.
Fold plastic over top and tuck in edges.
Ready. Set. Smoosch.

 It takes a lot of fine motor muscle to move the paint around.
We also attempted to write on it by using our finger for a writing tool.
 Because it is sealed the little ones could easily be involved.
 That was our second attempt.
Here was day one.
 I learned to use a heavier paper.
And to take the paper out the same day.
I had left it overnight and the paper had disintegrated.

Tomorrow I think I'll place cars and trucks on top and see what marks they will make.
Will let you know how it looks.