Inside: This pig painting craft only uses two ingredients and strengthens fine motor skills by using cotton balls and clothespins. A fun addition to the toddler and preschool farm theme, and comes with a free printable!
Have your toddlers and preschoolers painted with clothespins and cotton balls yet? This is one of our favorite ways to strengthen fine motor skills, especially when using two-ingredient puffy paint.
By thickening the paint with shaving cream, the hands need work harder as they move the cotton ball through the paint and then onto the paper.
Scroll down towards the bottom of this post to grab the free download!
2-Ingredient Pig Painting Craft that Builds Fine Motor Skills
What you will need for this pig painting craft:
- Pink paint
- Shaving cream
- Cotton balls
- Free pig printable (scroll down towards bottom of the page to find the download)
How to set up this activity:
Make enough copies of the pink printable so each child involved has one.
Then, squirt some paint into a container along with a squirt of shaving cream.
Attach a cotton ball to each clothespin.
After reading some fun farm books, tell the children that they will be painting a pig pink.
Show them how the cotton ball is attached to the clothespin, and that they can dip it into the puffy paint and then onto the pig paper.
The children can put as little or as much paint onto their pig as desired.
They might even experiment swiping the paint and then stamping it onto the paper.
When finished, let dry thoroughly. Can be left as is or cut out if being used on a bulletin board.
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