Sometimes the preschoolers in my class want to do something new. They get sick and tired of the same old stuff. Playdough, puzzles, manipulatives . . . boring! That’s why I’m glad to have found this cute idea from Crafty Morning for painting with Pom Poms. My preschoolers loved it and even though some of them treated them like paint brushes instead of pouncers, they still had a lot of fun trying something new.
It couldn’t be simpler. All you need is:
You could mix it up a little and use different sized pom pom’s too!
We just gave the kids red paint on a paper plate. Since I teach 3 year olds, they have a tendency to mix paint, so we made it simple.
Then we taught them how to pounce the pom pom‘s on the paper, even though some of them just spread the paint around 😉
This was a fun activity for them We have them hanging on the preschool wall for all to see their hard work!
The heart we painted I found in one of our old clip art books. But HERE is one that I think would work well with this project. Just right click and choose print or save.
Have fun creating with your kids!
Sydney @Tastefully Frugal says
What a great idea! I’m going to try this with my boys today!!
Mihaela @ Best Toys 4 Toddlers says
Such a simple and so fun for kids. Changing only one thing they would usually use, brushes for pompoms made painting all new experience! I have been postponing to do this with my girls but this might be just what we are looking for this weekend!
Tricia H. says
Thanks for sharing this idea. It’s a great fine motor activity and perfect for our Muffins with Moms day craft.
Ms. Lisa Pena says
What a different way but oh so new way of doing something so old!
My Pre-K and Kinder kids will LOVE this project… so easy and much cleaner than finger painting or water painting with water everywhere! Thank you for sharing!
Thuy Nguyen says
I cannot get the template to open. Do you mind emailing me a copy of it? I want to do it next week with my adaptive art kids.
Could we get a copy of the template? That would be great. I love the design