Children use cups to make circle prints on paper.
- To explore various painting techniques
- To identify the shape “circle”
- To practice hand-eye coordination
- To use fine motor skills
Before You Start:
Gather materials needed: plastic or paper cups, various colors of paint, white finger paint paper, construction paper, scissors and glue sticks.
Let’s Get Started!
Fill the bottom of trays or plates with a single color of paint (make several colors available). Provide plastic or paper cups to the children. If possible, provide cups of different sizes.
Have the children take their cup and dip the open end into a color of paint. Then, have them press their cup onto their finger paint paper. Repeat using different colors and placing each circle in a slightly different location to create unique patterns.
When the painting is dry, cut around the perimeter of the painting (help the children as necessary).
Using glue sticks, mount the finished painting onto a contrasting color of construction paper.
Discuss circle shapes with the children. What attributes do all circles have in common? What are some everyday items that are shaped like circles?
Products You May Need:
- BioColor® Paint – 16 oz.
- Colorations® Blunt Tip Scissors – 5″L, Set of 12
- BioColor® Paint – 16oz., Set of 13 Includes Gold & Silver
- Colorations® Washable Premium Glue Sticks – Set of 30, White
- Finger Paint Paper Roll – 100 Feet
- Colorations® Construction Paper Smart Pack – 600 Sheets
- Colorations® Bright Construction Paper Smart Pack – 600 Sheets
- Dixie® Cold Wax Cups, 5 oz. – Set of 100