Wax paper finger painting for all seasons!

by Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed. on February 12, 2010

in Creative Art, Sensory Play

This is a fun activity that can be adapted to any holiday or season or theme!  See the instructions below….

What you will need:

  • Glue
  • Finger paint or tempera paint (choose colors based on what theme you are exploring)
  • Wax paper
  • Yarn
  • Scissors
  • Hole punch


Gather the supplies

Mix one part glue to two parts paint

Drop the paint/glue mixture onto a sheet of wax paper

Let child finger paint on the wax paper …..

or place another sheet of wax paper on top of the paint….

And rub until the paint is spread out and the two sheets of wax paper are flattened together.

Now let dry overnight

Once the painted wax paper is dry, it will be stiff and easy to cut out a shape!

This shape was cut into a heart and taped to a window!

This shape was cut into a pumpkin and a length of yarn was added to hang up.

Construction paper eyes and mouth were added before the painting dried as well!

Have fun mixing colors and singing this “Mixing Colors” song too!

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