Scrunched paper printing in preschool

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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15 Comments

  • Melissa @ The CHocolate Muffin Tree Posted March 4, 2011 7:17 am

    AWESOME! The simple ideas are the best!

  • Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed. Posted March 4, 2011 7:18 am

    I agree:)

  • Molly- Rhinestones&PineCones Posted March 4, 2011 8:10 am

    Fun! Something we have never done! And will save me a few minutes from cleaning up brushes 🙂

  • Molly- Rhinestones&PineCones Posted March 4, 2011 8:11 am

    Yes, simple is always good for preschoolers! And toddlers! Can’t wait to try it.

  • Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed. Posted March 4, 2011 12:24 pm

    Yes we did this with our twos and our older preschoolers!

  • Scott Posted March 4, 2011 4:08 pm

    I always say you can paint with anything…but we’ve never done this. What a fun idea!

  • Pam Posted March 4, 2011 7:46 pm

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

  • Kerri Posted March 5, 2011 10:51 pm

    Wonderful activity!!

  • Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed. Posted March 6, 2011 10:45 pm

    Thank you Kerri:)

  • Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed. Posted March 6, 2011 10:45 pm

    It was so simple – my favorite part:)

  • Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed. Posted March 6, 2011 10:46 pm

    Great Pam!

  • Nadia Posted March 9, 2011 10:32 am

    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. Posted March 9, 2011 3:12 pm

    The butterflies turned out beautiful and your children are adorable!

  • Gianne Posted March 13, 2011 6:34 pm

    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

  • Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed. Posted March 13, 2011 8:40 pm

    Haha! Thank you Gianne:)

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