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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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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