This month we’re getting excited for Spring and Summer with another fun Frugi Time craft with Sheila O’Reilly from @Rascals_and_Rainbows!
Frugi Time is a collection of fun and engaging activities that will inspire creativity and thoughtfulness in little eco-heroes and their parents too!
Painting activities have many benefits for young children including sensory development, colour learning, fine motor development, being able to express emotions, building self-esteem and developing creativity.
This is such a simple art activity, yet so effective! A great one for developing fine motor skills and hand eye coordination. Using forks and clothes pegs to attach cotton wool for printing is a brilliant way to develop the little muscles in your child’s hand (an important element of developing pre-writing skills).
❤️ My girls also love getting creative with finger printing… they find it very relaxing ❤️
Printing Spring pictures using forks, cotton wool and finger prints
You will need:
🖌️ Paper or Card
🖌️ A selection of forks (different sizes if possible!)
🖌️ Selection of paints and paintbrush
🖌️ Clothes pegs
🖌️ Cotton wool
🖌️ Black pen/marker
How to make:
Step 1: Dip your fork into green paint and print across the bottom of your page to create grass.
Step 2: Use your paintbrush to paint flower stems of different lengths across the page.
Step 3: Use forks to print tulip heads on each stem with different colours. We used a different fork for each colour but you could simply wash the fork after every use.
Step 4: Dip your finger into yellow paint and make a selection of yellow finger prints in the ‘sky’ and around the flowers.
Step 5: Wait until paint has dried, then use a black felt pen to draw lines and wings on the finger prints to create bees.
Step 6: For an alternative to fork printing; peg a cotton wool ball to a clothes peg and print flower heads in different colours. You could also use cotton wool to print clouds and sky.
Don’t forget to share your Frugi Time crafts with us @welovefrugi with #FrugiTime & #FrugiCreate