Saturday, February 4, 2012

Finger Painting Fun- Part One

Finger painting is a fun and simple way for children to express their creativity. Most children love how finger paints feel on their skin. They enjoy the smooth texture and coolness of the paints.
 
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Aside from the textural pleasure, finger painting can help strengthen the muscles in the hands and fingers. This is also a brilliant way for children to exercise their muscles, which will eventually help them on how to hold a pencil properly.

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Tapping your hand lightly on the paper, then slowly lifting it will leave your hand shape print.

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Scratching with one finger tip or nail onto the wet paint will leave a different effect on the paper, compared to using your hands. This process is called Sgraffito; it is a painting procedure where the artist scratches the paint to revel areas of the surface underneath.

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I hope you will open the jars of finger paint and allow the children to get messy, and have loads of fun!

3 comments:

  1. Brilliant - I love finger painting. I always find that children who don't normally embrace messy activities can't help but be drawn into exploring the FP. I think good FP is an essential resource in every classroom. Kierna

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  2. Love your blog! What great ideas... we've fingerpainted a few times with my 19mo but I think I'll direct her to experiment with it a little more! :) Thanks for the great posts. I'm now following your lovey blog - please come say hi at Just For Daisy x

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  3. I just found your blog and love it! What brand of finger paint do you use?

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