When I went to pick-up my daughter at preschool the other day, I walked in during art time. The kids were sitting around the table sponging fall colored leaves onto tree trunks. The pattern was really pretty and the tool they were using unique. The teacher had purchased inexpensive foam sponge scrubbers with handles. The kids could easily hold onto the handle, dip into the paint and create masterpieces!
Since I am one of those people who likes to skip right over fall and into the Christmas season, I wanted to try letting my daughter sponge paint something wintry. I decided a snowman would be perfect for her to try. First, I filled a tray with white paint. I let her dip the sponge brush into the white paint and then blot it onto the sky blue paper. She made the three different balls for the snowman body and then decided to add the snowstorm on her own.
She then insisted on the orange for the carrot nose. I used disposable cotton swabs for this step to minimize clean-up. She added the arms, buttons, eyes and mouth next but needed a little help with the top hat. She made two of these snowmen and I am certain we will be making many more over the next few months. Perhaps we will try turkeys next to decorate the dinner table for Thanksgiving.