Painting with Forks

No matter the time of year, I like to have indoor activities on hand! Whether it’s raining or just plain hot outside, it helps if we have something to do inside that will keep little hands busy.

This Painting with Forks activity has been a winner in our house!

The activity pictured here is one that my littles did at the local library.

During the preschool music time/story time, the librarian will oftentimes include some time of craft or activity to go along with the stories that she is reading.

For this particular art project, she had gone ahead and prepared most of the scene. She had painted a strip of grass, drawn stems and leaves for the flowers, and attached a sun to the upper right-hand corner of the paper.

The preschoolers job? To simply dab a fork in paint and then press it down atop the flower stems to create colorful flowers all across the page!

At home, you could do each of these steps with your child, but she was trying to work with 30 preschoolers at one time, so we’ll cut her some slack.

It didn’t take me long to fall in love with the idea of painting with forks, and we have since created more flowers and found loads of super cute ideas for how to create other fun paint projects using forks.

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