Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Shape Stampede

Shapes and Stamping were all the rage last week at Tiny Tuesday at the OKCMOA. I had plenty of supplies for little ones ages 2-5 to stamp their hearts (or squares) out!

This is really simple and fun. I gave the children a few choices for paint color and we used paper plates as our palettes. Their workstations were set up with corrugated cardboard, stickerback foam shapes, big lids from laundry detergent, forks, q-tips and 14x11 white paper.

This was all about experimenting. I gave little instruction and let the kids have fun. First we peeled the paper off our foam shapes and stuck them on the flat side of our corrugated cardboard. We painted the foam shapes and stamped them on our paper. If you don't have cardboard use what you have. I have used wood blocks, floral foam, even gluesticks as stampers.

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From here we keep stamping and use some of our other supplies to fill our page. We like to paint the cardboard too as it leaves us with cool stripes!

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Laundry detergent lids are great for little hands. Stamp, stamp, stamp...

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When one paper was full I replaced it with a new one. We had a great time creating a bright piece of artwork all while learning about shapes!

You will need:
-Heavy white paper
-Tempera paints
-Sticker back foam shapes
-Corrugated cardboard
-Paintbrushes
-Detergent lids
-Fork
-Q-tips
-Paper plate

So much fun! If you create this project feel free to share a photo of your finished piece with me on Facebook! Have a creative day!

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11 comments:

Melissa @ The Chocolate Muffin Tree said...

So Beautiful and Vibrant! Love it all!

Messy Kids said...

Fun and beautiful! You should come share this on It's Playtime. We'd love to have you :)

Rachele @Messy Kids

Erin Laughpaintcreate said...

Melissa, thank you! You know I love all your projects too! :)

Rachele, I will check it out for sure! Thanks for stopping by! :)

Erin

Hannah- Art.Paper.Scissors.Glue! said...

Oh my gosh! I love this! - Actually... I love a lot of your projects, tee hee... so many unique and appropriate ones for early education (which I find the most difficult to be creative with)... thanks for all the help! One random question: I can't seem to find where your labels are on your site... so that I can search for specifics quicker... Am I missing it?

Erin Laughpaintcreate said...

Hannah, what a compliment! Thank you! I admit, I am not the best at tags. They are on the left side of the blog. I am in dire need of a redo but I need the time to dedicate to doing that! I hope you find the labels. Let me know if you don't.

Best,
Erin :)

Hannah- Art.Paper.Scissors.Glue! said...

Oh, wow! How the heck did I miss that?! Thanks! haha

Art For Little Hands said...

Very cool. I like the corrugated paper creating more textures.

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Art Project Girl said...

Love painting with forks! The kids are always so surprised at how many different kinds of marks you can make with a fork. The colors are fantastic!

Art at Chesterbrook Academy Elementary School said...

What is not to like about this project? Texture, color,pattern.

I do like the name of your blog.

Art at Chesterbrook Academy Elementary School said...

Great project to teach mixing of colors and textures