Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Splatter Painting Paper Gourds with Young Preschoolers

Fall craft for kids

I recently purchased an assortment of fall gourds from the market.  Sassyfras and Juiciness took quite an interest in them.  They were unsure of what to make out of them and spent considerable time exploring them, even trying to taste them. 

fall gourds with kids

Using One Crafty Mumma's recipe for puffy paint, recipe found here, I showed Juiciness and Sassyfras how to throw the paint on their gourd.  Once they finished, we puffed them by drying them in the microwave for about 20 seconds.  It was a hit!

splatter painting with kids

splatter painting gourds

Fall craft for kids

It was an easy project to prepare and clean up and it was certainly fun and easy for them to complete independently.


RedTedArt said...

Oooh, how sweet! Easy and sweet! And fun! Love it!!!

Thank you so much for linking up to Kids Get Crafty!! Much appreciated!


Raising a Happy Child said...

This looks so cute - makes me want to run and get a gourd too. I love all your recipes too, and the gardening prop box is brilliant as well.

amandab said...

We love messy, splashy paint activities here too, and I am going to have to make some of that puffy paint, it will really give Princess a surprise I think :)