Its really really cold here and there is nothing better than getting outside for a brisk walk but not when its raining as well. So how about some winter crafts that you can do with your little one inside?
I really like the look of this, messy but fun at the same time!
Aluminum Foil Frozen Paint Art in Preschool
Set-up is super easy – just freeze paint in ice cube trays overnight and add popsicle sticks for easy handling. I used vibrant fluorescent colored biocolor paint. I love this paint – it’s shiny, adheres to lots of surfaces with great coverage yet cleans easily off the kids hands. (I’m NOT affiliated with the paint or company in the link – just genuinely a fan!)
I provided my preschoolers with aluminum foil to paint on versus paper because I thought it would be better with the melting paint cubes and it would provide a different experience for them to explore as well.
It was a hit.
They LOVED feeling the squishy, melting paint on their hands. The sticks were ditched pretty quickly. Even as they giggled over how cold the paint felt, they coated their hands with it. It was a wonderful sensory experience for them.
They mixed colors,
made handprints and
traced designs with their fingertips,
and just enjoyed the process of it all.
Our finished products may not be much to look at
from an outsider but to us they are true works of art.