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Popsicle Painting

Book: The GIANT Encyclopedia of Art & Craft Activities for Children 3 to 6

The Arts: Visual Arts


Fine Motor




Individual Child

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Paper plates
Paint aprons
Popsicles in assorted flavors


1. Ask the children to put on their aprons. Give each child a paper plate and a Popsicle in a flavor
of their choice.
2. Invite the children to paint a face on their plate with the Popsicle. Encourage them to finish
their painting before they eat the Popsicle.
3. When the painting is dry, and the Popsicle is gone, glue the stick to the edge of the plate, creating
a mask or a puppet.
More to do
More art: Make paper plate puppets and decorate with a variety of fabrics and collage materials
of different textures.
Snack: Freeze juices in different flavors, then ask the children to identify the flavor when blindfolded.

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