I like to do this in the cheapest way possible by using the things we have around the house to see what different patterns we can make.
After Christmas I had lots of empty cake and biscuit packets and looking upon them noticed that they were all different shapes and also had a checked pattern on them. I thought "I wonder what they would look like for a painting activity".
So yesterday I got them out. Cut them up to make stamps for Lily to print with. I had to be careful as after cutting them up there was lots of sharp corners which I cut to make smooth so they wouldn't hurt Lily's hands.
So I got out some paints. Pink which was Lily's choice and got some paper. I did the first one to show Lily what to do and then she did really well with the rest and understood that you had to press the shapes down with your fingers to create the shapes.
I do recommend not putting to much paint on you plates ready to print or you don't get the pattern. We found this out with the first few we did.
These worked perfectly as stamps and we got some really nice shapes out of them and I think they created really nice pictures.
So next time you are about to throw out your biscuit packets. Think again because they could make a great art activity.
Here are some photographs of Lily doing the Activity.
Would you consider using biscuit/cake packets as stamps? You could also use the shapes from the chocolate trays.
Check out the other home object paintings here.