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“Fingertip” Resist Painting for Toddlers

Kids are simply amazing. If we parents and caretakers can have enough strength and will to hold ourselves back and observe, their ingenuity and creativity are profound and quite a sight to behold (and not to mention to learn from).

Fingerpainting Resist Painting

Yesterday we set up the easel. We added yellow and blue paint and some glitter just for fun. I watched him create green from the yellow and blue (and discover that himself).

I watched him pat the easel, sweep the easel, dot the easel, and finally, as usual, I watched him paint his hands and slap the palm of his hand on the paper. 

We watched the yellow, blue, and green paint dry on the paper in a beautiful way. Then he asked for purple paint.

Then I went into the kitchen to pick up when I heard: “Mom, look, I’m painting with my fingertips! Come, do this with me! Look at that…!”

Fingerpainting Resist Painting

When I walked over I saw him doing a very cool thing. As I mentioned, after the yellow, blue and green paint has set in a little and dried on the paper, he had asked for purple paint. Then used the tip of his finger to “scrap” the paper to make some really cool designs, a version of “resist” painting.

Fingerpainting Resist Painting

Fingertip Resist Painting

Fingerpainting Resist Painting

Fingerpainting Resist Painting

All you need is paint and paper. Then add a little patience and observation…and voila. Brilliance in the making…

Thank you for visiting.

Marnie

 

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