Arrange painting areas for each child: Tape a piece of paper to the table. Place watercolors, paint brushes, and a cup of water next to each space.
When your child seems interested, demonstrate first the method: Choose a paintbrush and then dip it in the water, the paint, the paper.
Our children seemed to find it helpful to repeat the pattern: water, paint, paper. Water, paint, paper.
After demonstrating it a few times, let them explore. Remind them occasionally of the method, but don't worry to much about them getting it right. They will figure it out with repeated practice and it should be an enjoyable discovery process for them.
- Tiny Tots
Watercolor or Construction Paper
Painter's tape (if painting with twos or younger) to tape paper to surface
Small cups of water
Bring your paints to a new environment (outside, at the park) to let different scenery inspire.