What you need:
- Translucent Contact Paper
- Children's Paint Paint (Finger Paint will provide a more translucent result -The Tempra Paint creates a bolder look with stronger color saturation)
- Scissors (for adult use only)
- Scotch tape for displaying your mini-masterpieces!
Before Little Hands Get Involved
- Squeeze yellow and blue paint onto the sticky side of a sheet of contact paper. Use any pattern you wish. (Quick Tip: I found several big drops alternating yellow and blue worked best for my little one)
- Place another sheet of contact paper over the paint. (Quick Tip: Try to seal the edges together leaving a little bit of air in the middle for mixing room)
- Cut the contact paper into the shape of a leaf.
- Allow your little one to push the colors around mixing and making shapes. (Quick Tip: You can do this sitting at a table, on the floor, or go ahead and tape it to a window before you start pushing the paint.)
- If you did your painting somewhere other than on the window, tape the contact paper to a window. For our littlest hands, I think sliding glass doors work best so it can be placed at an easy height for them to see and play with.