Get moving and get creative at the same time with a big art project. Ribbon painting is a fun art project for toddlers to let loose and paint in a fun way.
But its also fun for preschoolers too!
It wasn’t just ribbon painting… it was ribbon throw painting.
I begin by asking… Henry, what three colors would you like to paint with?
Blue, Green and White.
I was shocked he named three colors. I didn’t have to correct him to only choose three, or coerce him into saying another color. He simply just rattled off three colors.
Set out the paint and add some ribbon (or cords, or tinsel, whatever you got on hand) to dip into the paint.
I took this art activity outside and made it big. I taped four scrapbook papers together in a large square onto some cardboard. (The cardboard was to protect my sidewalk from paint, not totally necessary, but also made a sturdy, stiff base for the paper to be on.)
Surprisingly, this didn’t really interest Henry… Until he stood up to refill his ribbon with more paint. That’s when he began to throw the ribbons onto the papers!
And then it was fun!
Seeing how they splatted onto the paper and what kind of design they left suddenly became interesting to Henry.
Then dragging the ribbon off to do it again, left yet another streak of paint.
Henry chose to display the blue paper in the frame.