Wednesday, September 7, 2011
It is fun to add a little bit of magic into our daily lives for ourselves and for our children. We tried this technique in July last year when we made Z is for Zebra but Neevah didn't seem to remember the process and was truly excited when it came time to remove the tape. We choose to do this activity as free art time but you could easily use it with shapes, letters or numbers
You will need
Painters or Electrical Tape
1. Cut off lengths of tape and let your child stick them wherever they like on the paper. I took this opportunity to reinforce the words long and short by asking would you like a long or short piece of tape? and Did Mum cut you a long or short piece of tape?
Of course you can let your child cut their own tape to stick on the picture
2. Time to paint .... encourage your child to cover as much of the white paper as possible
3. Let Dry
4. Carefully remove the tape to reveal the white stripes underneath. Neevah removed some of the tape pieces a little bit fast and the paper came away with the tape a little but this didn't dampen her enthusiasm for the activity.