I’ve been knitting a bunch lately and J has gotten pretty interested in my yarn. So, I decided to tap into that and have started doing more activities involving yarn. Here’s our painting with yarn experiment.
I put a couple pieces of yarn and globs of paint in a cardboard box and let J explore
I put different weights of yarn (thick and thin) in the box to give it a bit more texture and so that he can see the difference in painting with the different types.
J is fickle when it comes to getting his hands messy. Sometimes he loves it! Other times, not so much. Today was a day that he wasn’t really into it. This is J asking to get his hands washed off.
Since he was so distracted by the paint on his hands, I added a spoon to the mix, so he could still explore without getting too messy.
The point of this activity was not to have a pretty picture when we were done…it was for a good sensory experience for J. He was able to feel the gooeyness of the paint (even though he didn’t like it), and the texture of the different types of yarn. He was also able to mix the colors together and manipulate the paint to make designs.