Arts & Crafts
Stencil Painting with Sponge Texture
Submitted by: sumana
Child gets to make stenciled artwork while improving hand and eye coordination and fine motor skills.
24 - 48 months
0 - 8 tots
- 1 Kitchen sponges (soft)
- 2 Watercolor paints (dilluted, one color will do)
- 3 Stencil or thin cardboard to make a stencil (animals, teddy bears, dinosaurs)
- 4 Paper (white)
- 4 Paper clips ((also called jump clips))
- 1 Scissors
- Prep: Adult to make a stencil of any animal, dinosaur or whatever the child likes. This can be done with scissors on thin cardboard or a thicker piece of paper.
- Attach the stencil on a white sheet with the help of paper clips (jump clips).
- Cut a small piece of the sponge that a child can hold.
- If dry, add a little water to the watercolor paint. Then ask the child to hold the sponge and dip it in the watercolor paint.
- Ask the child to dab the inside of the stencil.
- Repeat multiple times until interior stencil area is filled with color.
- Take off the stencil and allow the paint to dry.
- Fine motor skills » Grasp
- Fine motor skills » Hand eye coordination
- Sensory processing » Touch » Textures