It's no secret that Liliana loves penguins. So, we thought we'd make some. I cut out black circles for her to paint the whites on the penguin bodies. She had so much fun! She experimented with the brush, the brush as the handle and it's a great exercise in hand/eye coordination.
Even before I glued on the feet and eyes, she recognized it as a penguin. She will ask to make these now too.
Two-Part Nemo Art Project
As I found out from penguin art, Liliana likes to paint. So, we attempted a bigger project and added sequins. As it turns out, Liliana really likes sequins. They're slightly better than glitter in that she can grab them and they don't get everywhere. They do stick to things and are tough to clean up, but still better than cleaning up glitter.
She had a ton of fun painting the blue dots of paint I put on the pieces of paper for her and then dumping big handfuls of sequins onto the pages. Later, I cut out orange fish and gave her some white paint to play with.
She painted Nemo!
And so, I glued it onto her blue paintings and we had our very own Finding Nemo art.
Colored Foam Paint
This art activity was an exercise in broadening Lily's horizons. She typically doesn't like anything on her hands that she thinks is dirty. Well, foam paint counts as dirty. You can see in the second picture, I made little stampers with small clothespins and cotton pads, and she liked those. She got more into playing with the foam paint when I smashed my hands into it, but I could tell that it wasn't a favorite activity.
She still did it and liked mixing the colors, but I knew if I gave her a paintbrush, she would have preferred that. She likes art, but at a clean distance :)