Tempera paint is the all round favorite paint for kids. It's nontoxic and washable, bright and gooey (in a good, child-pleasing way), inexpensive and easy to use. We buy ours from Discount School Supply because I really like their Colorations Simply Washable tempera paint, but tempera paint can be purchased just about anywhere, from drug stores to the local art supply store.
Painting with string, marbles, balls, and a salad spinner (clockwise from upper left):
Painting with texture:
- Jackson Pollock Collaborative
- Body tracing and painting
- Art inspired by the Yellow Umbrella
- Body painting with the art group
And, of course, there is simply painting with the paint!
This is one of a series (makes it sound so formal, doesn't it?) of round-up posts of past art activities. I've also done round-ups on watercolors, on felt board pieces, on suncatchers and stained glass, on printmaking for kids, on homemade art materials, and on nature art ideas.
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