Process art doesn’t get better than Toddler Fingerpainting on Tinfoil. My toddler had a blast dipping her fingers into the paint, swirling it and sliding her hands across the entire tinfoil canvas to create a wonderful spread of brightly coloured art!
I could see Cakes’ little mind whirling away as she explored the texture and experimented with paint. Completely absorbed in the fingerpainting, she really enjoyed the sensory element; the feel of the paint, the sliding motion across the tinfoil and the visual delights of the merging colours, which is what process art is all about!
Taking a few short minutes to set up, this is a great sensory art activity for very young children.
Toddler Fingerpainting: Materials
To prepare, I simply wrapped a sheet of tinfoil around a wooden chopping board and added three dollops of paint using the primary colours.
First Cakes tentatively placed her finger into the paint. I love how she switched glances between her finger and the tinfoil canvas, taking in the cause and affect.
Getting into the fingerpainting, Cakes used her fingers with swirling motions to mix the paint.
And to finish, both hands were in!
Watching Cakes explore was a real delight. She was completely absorbed from start to finish and requested “more!”
Fingerpainting on tinfoil would be a really hands-on and fun way to further explore colour mixing, shapes and could even be used for the beginnings of forming letters and numbers!
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