|Kitchen scrubbies, monster trucks and kitchen utensils|
Painting provides young children with an individual art experience---to create something uniquely their own. We also use painting to talk about shapes, develop small motor skills, and it's just a lot of fun to paint. This is a good article on painting and young children--How Learning to Paint Benefits Children
At MCP, we have an easel for painting but we also provide the children with a wide variety of unusual paint "brushes". I like using plastic lids, corks and spools because it's easy clean up---straight to the trash (we recycle when we reuse something!) We also put paint into Styrofoam egg cartons for the same reason---easy clean up.
|Corks, Slinkies, Spools and Push Pop sticks|
|Monster Trucks on Road Map|
|Corks and Legos|
Cover up the kitchen table (or go outdoors on the picnic table), put an old T-shirt over your child and start painting!