Toddler Fingerpainting on Tinfoil

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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 

A chopping board – I used a small wooden board
Tinfoil
Paint
Arty Crafty Kids - Art - Toddler fingerpainting on tinfoil

To prepare, I simply wrapped a sheet of tinfoil around a wooden chopping board and added three dollops of paint using the primary colours.

Arty Crafty Kids - Art - Toddler fingerpainting on tinfoil

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.

Arty Crafty Kids - Art - Toddler fingerpainting on tinfoil

Getting into the fingerpainting, Cakes used her fingers with swirling motions to mix the paint.

Arty Crafty Kids - Art - Toddler fingerpainting on tinfoil

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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