Traditional finger painting is simple and fun – using fingers and hands to spread paint onto paper.
A fun twist is to add different textures to the paints. You can add sand or rice to add a different feel to the paint. By adding flour to the paint it becomes a lot thicker. If you water down the paint it becomes sloppy.
This is an activity I did with toddlers. Because it was the first time they had used textured finger paint we were just using it as a sensory experience rather than creating a finished artwork.
I always find it interesting to watch children explore the textures for the first time – some love it straight away - others are a bit confused.
It’s also interesting to see if children use the different textured paints in different ways when painting.
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