But there are many other activities that can also help—and add variety to your child’s art experiences. Here are some examples:
- Rubbings. Have your child place a thin, sturdy piece of paper over something with an interesting texture, such as a coin or a leaf. Then have her rub over the paper with a crayon or pencil.
- Candle drawings. Give your child a white candle and let her draw with it on a piece of paper. Her picture will “magically” appear when she paints over it.
- “Night” pictures. Children can create nighttime scenes by drawing with chalk on black construction paper.
- Stencils. Start by cutting out familiar shapes from thick material, such as index cards. Tape the cards to a piece of paper and let your child paint over them. When the cards are removed, the shapes will show up.
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