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 fingerpaint.

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 dishwashing 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 to cut out Pete faces and use as page toppers.  Here’s the final result!

I can’t find my template, but you can see from the pictures below that it would be very simple to make your own cat head shapes.

I’m very happy with the results. We definitely need to do more finger painting!


10 thoughts on “Sparkly Finger Paint”

  1. 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!MichelleTeach123


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