Multi-folded paint rubbings

Paint rubbings is a process my students love to do over and over again. A paint rubbing is generally adding paint to a sheet of folded paper, closing the paper, rubbing the outside of the folded paper, then opening the paper up to view the results…

We always use this process as a follow-up to the book titled “It Looked Like Spilt Milk” By Charles G. Shaw

However, because paint rubbings are so interesting to my students, they also tend to go through a lot of paper and a lot of paint during the process…

So when my students asked if they could make paint rubbings again, I added another step to the paint rubbing process by having the children make several folds to their paper before adding their paint…

Folding paper is good practice in eye hand coordination and fine motor skills. We worked, as a large group, on folding our paper in half first, then folding our paper again to meet in the middle creating four folded lines on our paper in the end…

Once the children had folded their paper, then we invited them to start adding paint. Some of the children placed the paint in the fold of their paper and others added paint to the center of the folded lines…

Once the children had added their paint, they refolded the paper and opened it back up to see their designs…

A fairly simple process with an added step!

 

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By |2012-02-21T16:00:29+00:00February 21st, 2012|

About the Author:

Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed. has been working and teaching in the field of early childhood education for over 30 years. Deborah currently owns and teaches in her own part-time, private preschool called The Children’s Studio. Deborah’s deep passion for teaching and working with young children is documented and then graciously shared with millions of readers around the world through her blog and other social networking communities. Deborah believes that young children learn best through play and exploration and embraces this belief in all that she does in her own classroom so that she can effectively and passionately share rewarding, real- life, tried-and-true practices with other teachers, parents, and leaders across the field of early childhood education.

One Comment

  1. Gabrielle February 21, 2012 at 4:28 pm - Reply

    I’ve seen this book before and it looks like a lot of fun. Thanks for sharing a great activity to go with it!

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