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Paint like Picasso

For this you will need:

  • Different coloured poster paints;
  • A4 or A3 paper, or both;
  • Lots of paper plates;
  • Sponge or paintbrush;
  • Lots of protection; and
  • Lots of kitchen roll.

What to do:

  • Squeeze generous amounts of paint onto different paper plates;
  • Using a sponge, or paint brush, help your child dip the sponge or paintbrush into the paint on one of the plates – make sure it is well covered in paint;
  • Help your child to paint their hand;
  • Gently press their hand onto the paper to make a hand print;
  • Whilst the paint is drying on the paper, wash the hand, dry, and start the process again using a different colour.

Never leave your child alone whilst doing this activity. Othewise you may find that the paint has ended up in the most unusual of places – and left you with more clearing up than you had wished for.

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