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Cork and cotton bud painting

This week we’ve been exploring with cotton bud painting and corks to create a colourful circus picture with dots in different ways. Cotton bud and cork painting is wonderful and a great way to help develop your child’s fine motor skills. The fine ‘pinch’ grip required to hold the bundle of ear buds in place and to move it around the paper to paint, is ideal for building the smaller muscles of the hand.

Children love being given creative license to change a plain piece of paper into one filled with colour!

Cotton bud painting:

What do you need?

  • Printed picture
  • Red, blue and yellow paint
  • 6 x Ear buds in bundle secured with elastic band
  • 3 x trays for the paint

Cork painting:

A fun way to strengthen the fingertips is any type of art that requires corks. It is a great activity for kids to explore their creativity and imagination. It also is a wonderful sensory activity as children use their hands to manipulate the different textures. By strengthening the fingertips, we are getting the hands ready for writing in a fun way!

What do you need?

  • Printed picture
  • Red, blue and yellow paint
  • 6 x Corks
  • 3 x trays for the paint

This activity teaches your toddler about shapes, colours and encourages creativity and imagination.

Contributed by Desere De Beer of Clamber Club Toddlers Fairlands

Tel: 082 4502233
Email: fairlands@clamberclub.com
Website: www.clamberclub.com

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