Craft stick painting with toddlers

by Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed. on July 24, 2010

in Craft Sticks, Creative Art, Infant and Toddler, The Value of Play

Yesterday Wy and I tried a little kick box painting so while Wy was still in the mood, we tried a little craft stick painting too.

We gathered a handful of craft sticks, some paint, paper, and a box with a lid.

Wy dumped everything into the box and tapped on the paint cups to get the paint to drip down.

Wy, who is phobic about getting paint on his hands, actually even reached in to move the cups around. He forgot about the paint and just played.

Then Wy closed up the box. Since we had used this box before, Wy knew how to close it up all by himself.

Then Wy began to shake the box. Because the craft sticks made so much noise, Wy liked the sound and spent more time shaking the box (next time, I will use a smaller box so he can hold the box more easily).

When Wy was ready, we set the box down and opened it up.

And here is our masterpiece on the paper…

And check out our beautiful tye-dyed craft sticks.

I glued the craft sticks together so Wy could give them to his mommy for a gift:)

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