This painting with yarn project is perfect for little hands to explore and experiment with paint using something different than a paintbrush. In fact my almost three-year-old found it so fascinating how the yarn worked that we made a few masterpieces!
Note : This project does involve using hot glue which should be done by an adult.
- Liquid Watercolors
- Watercolor Paper
- Rainbow Colored Craft Sticks
- White Cotton Yarn
- Hot glue/Glue gun
- Paint Pallet (or jars to put paint in)
Instructions – Pre-activity Prep
Cut six pieces of yarn 10-12 inches long.
Put out a sheet of watercolor paper, the pallet and the sticks with yarn. Dip the yarn in the watercolor and start painting!
Besides the actual art taking place, this is a good opportunity for young minds to practice their colors. My toddler was careful to only be using the “red stick” with the “red watercolor”. If the colors mixed we discussed what new color was shown. It’s fun to open their mind to a new way of painting that they may not have realized before.
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Photographs and content by: Heather Kucenski