Art Smart


Ideal for Toddler, Preschool/Pre-K, School-Age

A woman teaches a young girl how to finger paint | Bright Horizons | Creative activities

This activity promotes development and learning by encouraging children to:

  • Purposefully choose art tools and materials to achieve the desired outcome.
  • Represent an idea using visual media and materials.


  • A glass cutting board, baking sheet, or tin foil
  • Paint
  • Paintbrush
  • Flour
  • Any utensils around the house that can be used for etching e.g., fork, cotton swab, etc.
  • Paper


  1. Thicken your paint by mixing in flour until the consistency is of your liking.
  2. Cover your surface with paint using your paintbrush.
  3. Place a piece of paper over your paint and surface, rubbing lightly.
  4. Remove paper and enjoy your beautiful work of art!

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