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Colors all around

Let your little one experience colors with this fun color bleeding art experience.

Materials Needed

Colors all Around

colorful dots on paper

Difficulty Level: Easy

Time Needed: 8 minutes + dry time

Best done: Indoors

Messy level: Medium

Materials Needed

  • Thick Markers OR Dot Stampers

  • Construction Paper

  • Water

  • Paintbrush

Let's Create!

  • We suggest prepping by laying the construction paper on a splat mat. *Grab a wet washcloth for easy clean up as well!

  • To begin, lay a piece of white construction paper out onto the splat mat (or other surface you are okay getting wet.

  • Then:

    • 6 months (or still laying): place the marker in your little ones hand with your own gently on top, help them ​to scribble marks all over the paper, using different colors.

    • 11 months+ (or able to stand): tape the paper to a wall (or another surface that is okay for your little one to get some marker on) and show them how you make marks on the paper, encourage them to do the same. (You could also do this seated)

  • Finally, lay the paper on the middle of the splat mat and allow your child to either: 

    • Use the paintbrush to wipe water all over the paper​

    • Dunk their hand in and drip water all over the paper

    • Use a spoon to drop water on the paper.

  • Regardless of which method you choose, the water will cause the markers to bleed, when dry there will be a beautiful, colorful image!

**Variation: you could write your child's name in white crayon (which resists agains the marker and will reveal when dry) or tape an image down - again as a "resistance" to the marker. 

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