I found preschoolers love to make simple art projects like printing, without any specific results. Styrofoam cups are the perfect tool for this.
This is a simple two week project that can be fun, no matter what the final art looks like.
- Styrofoam cup
- Tempera paint
- Multimedia paper
WEEK ONE: Students used a styrofoam cup and watered down tempera paint to stamp circles on a sheet of white paper. Overlapping was encouraged. When finished, students moved to a clean table and used circle templates to draw faces, wheels, flowers – anything made from a circle.
WEEK TWO: Students colored in the circles with crayons. My example showed them how to overlap colors, but just coloring inside the shape was a good first step too.