Today’s post is so colorful and fun, not just because of the art project, this time Nady is sharing it with his friend Fouad!
Two days ago Nady came from the nursery with a painting made of dots. I knew then they are exploring circles and dots. As i mentioned once, my son is my inspiration for the activities, so lets paint a tree practicing dots!
To prepare this easy recipe you need:
- 1 cup flour
- 1 tbsp salt
- 2 1/2 cup water
- food coloring
Mix water and salt in a pot. Set the heat on medium, slowly add the flour and mix with a whisk to not get lumps. Once it starts thickening, put down the heat and keep stirring until you get the right consistency, custard like.
Leave it to cool, then divide it in containers as many colors you want to have. Add your colors and mix well. And here is your homemade fingerpaint!
With a brown paper i made the cut out of the trunk shape to set the starting point.
Nady, already familiar with this type of painting couldn’t wait to start, Fouad (should mention he is 7 months younger) was exploring this messy art for the first time, but all what mommy needed to do is dump those tiny fingers in the paint and let the fun begin!
There are plenty of activities you can do to encourage creative play at your home. Painting is so tempting, one of the creative plays that offers many skills to learn especially when freedom is left to explore.
Children love being creative if they are given the chance, such activities develop a love for the creative process, enlarge their brain and set them up as creative thinkers in all walks of life.
Don’t hesitate to do such messy activities at home, children love the paint! Try not to stress about the mess and let them enjoy being creative. Of course shouldn’t be a war zone as well, set the rules and boundaries and let them enjoy! Homemade recipes are always the safest and easiest to be cleaned with less risk of stains.
The physical, emotional and social benefits and skills gained from such activities are worth the mess!
Painting develop fine motor skills in early age which in turn helps them to be writing ready as they are near school age.
Even at young age, creative activities help to develop maths skills such as geometry (size and shape).
Look at the art pieces we got at the end:
This is the chef d’oeuvre of Fouad, he didn’t just use his hands but his feet as well! i loved how he was exploring the paint!
And this is the chef d’oeuvre of Nady, we framed it and add it to his wall of art!
Aren’t they beautiful?
We spent a really fun creative afternoon! A refaire sans dire!