Scrunched paper printing in preschool

This has to be one of the most simple, yet fun and easy to throw together painting activities ever!

Simply set out a variety of paint colors, a piece of paper, and scrap paper…

The children “scrunched” up the scrap paper….

Then dipped the scrunched paper into paint and made prints on their paper canvas…

The “scrunched” paper gets soggy after a bit so having available some fresh pieces of scrap paper to scrunch up as you go along is a good idea…

The children really took their time and stayed engaged in the process of scrunching and printing…

Even some children who don’t normally want to get paint on their hands gave this a try…

And then there were those who love the sensory experience of getting paint on their hands…

We had all kinds of prints in the end and a wonderful experience in the process…

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Comments

  1. says

    Oh- the kids would love this! I love the way the paintings turned out- interesting ‘textured- look’! We definitely will be trying this!

  2. says

    Hi Deborah!
    I did an activity with my kids and used the scrunching paper idea, came out cute! ( i linked to you as well)… Thanks for your constant inspiration

    • Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed. says

      The butterflies turned out beautiful and your children are adorable!

  3. says

    How do I love thee? Let me count the ways!! How cute is this! We are definetly doing this simple, but fun project. Thanks again!

    Gianne Curry
    cowsgomooandducksgoquack.blogspot.com