How to finger paint
Knowing how to finger paint can ensure hours of endless fun with your children. Every child loves to get a little messy. The following ‘how to’ shows you how to facilitate this whilst also ensuring you keep your house clean!
1- Prepare your work space. Spread out junk paper all over the floor. It’s a good idea to tape a couple of layers together to ensure fidgeting doesn’t result in gaps in your workspace and to prevent slipping.
2- Warm house equals less clothes!/ The less clothes being worn the less there is to get messy. It’s still a good idea to wear an apron on however.
3- Place half full bows of water within reach. Place a towel that you don’t mind getting messy underneath. Be sure to remind your children that they have to wash their hands and feet before they leave the ‘work space’
4- Open all the jars of finger paint and place them in a row, with scraps of kitchen role in between each pot. This allows for finger cleaning between colours used.
5- Thick paper is best. As they paper will get wet and messy, thicker paper will be more durable. It’s best to very lightly dampen the surface of the paper before handing it over to your child as this will allow for greater spreading of paint and less wastage, saving you valuable pennies!
6- Get painting! Any method or style in which you feel fit will work to some degree!
7- Place the canvas on more newspaper to dry after finger painting time is over.
Try blowing through straws onto wetter paint to spread them around the canvas.