I found this idea for crepe paper painting in MaryAnn Kohl’s book First Art (and I’ve seen it around some blogs in the past) so I thought today would be the perfect day to try it.
Warning: This activity stains hands for a day or two. It can be as messy as your child’s age. The older the child the neater they can be… but for the young ones they seem to dig right in!
Materials needed: Crepe paper, white paper(I use card stock for painting activities), rubber band or string, and some water.
Roll up some crepe paper. Tie a rubber band or a string to keep it circular.
Dip in water and paint.
An older child would dip the tip of the crepe paper into the water and paint thus keeping it slightly mess free. If you then wanted to reuse or it became soggy all you would need to do is cut the bottom wet part off.
Deen on the other hand decided to jump right in…
He soaked the crepe paper and found it exciting to squeeze the color out.
At this stage my heart started pounding…
look at the mess!! at the excitement he showed… very proud moment indeed.
Don’t faint at the mess… it really wasn’t THAT bad cleaning it up … I Promise!
Here is his finished but still wet painting.