Ketchup and mustard squeeze painting in preschool

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Yesterday I shared about how we painted on the grill for our barbecue dramatic play day and today I want to show you our ketchup and mustard squeeze painting…

The mustard and ketchup bottles actually contain red and yellow paint…

The canvas is a large piece of currigated cardboard that I cut up into squares…

Squeeze painting tip

One suggestion I would like to make to those of you who are concerned about squeeze painting. Try squeeze painting on something like a paper plate. Choose 2 colors that will blend together to make another color like red+yellow=orange. Then let the children squeeze away. When you are finished, simply bend the plate and pour the back into a container for another day. You will have a new color and very little wasted paint. The colors left behind on the paper plate still make a nice design if you want to send something home…

Tristan had much more paint on his canvas so he tried tipping the paint from side to side to make the paint flow around the canvas. By the way, I didn’t water down the tempera paint…

Our finished ketchup and mustard squeeze paintings…

See this fun large group squeeze painting from Kreative Resources!

See these beautiful Squeeze Paintings from Little Running Teacher

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Deborah J Stewart

Deborah J Stewart

Every time I think I know everything I need to know about teaching young children, God says, "Hold on a minute!" and gives me a new challenge.

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