Monday, May 12, 2014

Fine Motor Skill Cotton Ball Painting for Toddlers and Preschoolers

This is such a fun and simple painting process that it is perfect for the youngest Picassos, and afterward we used the rest of the cotton ball for a fun counting math game.
Fine Motor Skill Cotton Ball Painting for Toddlers and Preschoolers - Mamas Like Me
 We used clothespins to help build up those hand muscles and work on fine motor skills.  I showed the kids how to squeeze their clothespins to pick up the cotton balls.  As the kids worked, the cotton balls absorbed a lot of paint so we kept refilling their paper plates and they would re-pin their cotton balls or pick up new ones.


Fine Motor Skill Cotton Ball Painting for Toddlers and Preschoolers - Mamas Like Me

I covered the table in large pieces of brown paper from a recent package.  I love online shopping and we always try to find fun ways to use the packaging materials and boxes.  The kids loved the concept of painting on these larger sheets of paper and it was a great way to protect the whole table while giving them a large surface to explore.

Fine Motor Skill Cotton Ball Painting for Toddlers and Preschoolers - Mamas Like Me

Even without the clothespins, this is a great art activity for working with fine motor skills.
Fine Motor Skill Cotton Ball Painting for Toddlers and Preschoolers - Mamas Like Me


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