Leaf Spray Painting


It’s Winter but any activity to get the little ones out the house is a bonus! Take them out for a walk to collect leaves for this activity. Let them pick which leaves they like and fill a basket then hop on home and start the activity fun!

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What you need:

Spray bottle

Paint

Water

Paper

Leaves

 

What to do:

  1. Fill the spray bottle with a combination of 1/2 paint and 1/2 water
  2. Either lay some paper outside or lay down a lot of newspaper/any paper    and place some white paper on top
  3. Help them choose a few leaves they want to spray and show them how to spray with the bottle onto the leaves
  4. Lift the leaves off the paper to see the patterns!

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Benefits:

Using the spray bottle helps to strengthen the muscles in their hands and help with their co-ordination. They may need to use two hands at first.

It gets their creative juices flowing! If you can, fill a few different bottles with different colours and it can turn into a colour learning activity as well.

They will love to see the art that they have created.

If you do try this activity – send us some photos of your little ones masterpieces!

22, July, 2016