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Level: ECE, Primary
Grades: PreK - Gr2 | Age: 2-8yrs | Written by: Lelis Kopatsaris
[Lelis is an ECE teacher from Toronto, Ontario Canada]

Using paint, wax paper, popsicle sticks and more, KinderArtists will explore different techniques for art expression.

What You Need:
What You Do:
  1. Cover the table with nylon.
  2. Set up the table for two children at a time.
  3. Put the bowls with the paint on the table and one spoon in each bowl.
  4. Set up one sheet of construction paper in front of the child.
  5. Ask the child to take some paint from the bowl with the spoon and let it drop on the construction paper.
  6. Encourage the child to use different colors.
  7. Then tell the child to cover the art work with the wax paper and use masking tape to stick the edges of the wax paper against the table.
  8. Tell the child to press the cutting edge of the popsicle® stick over the wax paper.
  9. When this is done, ask him/her to remove the wax paper and let the art work to dry. We can now throw the wax paper in the garbage.

* Note: If the liquid paint is too watery, mix it with flour and some sugar. The wax paper can be replaced with a transparent plastic bag.

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The Science Book of Color
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