Block Printing

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This was so easy to set up and so simple that I actually thought they might get bored of it quickly. But they loved it. I was surprised by how long they kept going with it.

Using an idea I got here, I put 4 shades of paint in a muffin tray (which is so convenient for painting that I can’t believe I never did it before!) and set matching colored blocks of different shapes inside. Setting it up for them in advance like that really gave them a sense of what to do rather than me just setting out the paint and blocks separately and hoping they matched the colors.

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They both enjoyed printing with the different blocks and colors. I did two of each color to make sharing a little easier. I was impressed that they kept the blocks in the same spots and didn’t mix any colors. It was a good color matching activity as well (even though that wasn’t my original thought), especially for Sweet Pea. I also think it was a good fine motor activity as they worked to picked up the smaller triangle blocks without getting the paint on their fingers, which wasn’t easy.

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Sweet Pea’s is the first one.

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About Kelly

I'm a stay-at-home mom to two boys and a girl. My Love Bug is 4 and has been doing art projects since just after turning 2. My Sweet Pea is 2 and tries to do everything his brother does. Little Flower is 4 months and has no idea of all the fun she has ahead of her.
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