Sparkly Finger Paint

I've been trying to make our lessons more playful. So Friday morning, I decided on a whim to let the kids finger paint.  I couldn't find any in the school, so I squirted a bit of blue and white tempera paint on a finger paint board, then mixed in a dab of dish washing liquid. I thought it might add to the creamy texture AND help a bit with the clean-up.  While the kids were finger painting, I sprinkled silver glitter on their hands.

Needless to say, they LOVED it!

After they finished making swishy swirls and delicious designs, I took a print. When these dried we used the Pete the Cat template from First Grade Blue Skies to cut out Pete faces. Here's the final result!

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  1. How fun! Pete the Cat and your class can just keep on grooving!

    Chickadee Jubilee

  2. Seriously...BEST idea EVER! You are awesome!
    First Grade Blue SKies

  3. Oh my goodness, I LOVE that idea!!! Absolutely brilliant!

    Learning Is Something to Treasure

  4. So cute! I'm going to have to try it. Thanks for sharing.

  5. I LOVE these! So going to do this at the beginning of September!! Thanks for sharing!

  6. I found this idea just in time. We are doing a day of fun activities to close out the school year and I'm in charge of the fingerpainting. They will love that we can add some sparkles to it! :)


  7. I love your idea of adding glitter. I like to add food flavors to paint so the paint smells good. For example, when we painted candy canes in December, I added peppermint flavor extract. My room smelled sooo good. I love your art work, too!


  8. How fun and cute:) My daughters would love this!! Something fun to experiment with this summer:)


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