Today’s simple art invitation is to set out cotton rounds to paint with watercolors. I got this idea from the book Play Make Create by Meri Cherry. It is an excellent resource for inspired art invitations for preschool and school age kids, and also has sensory recipes and other art project ideas. I recommend following her Instagram account if you use that app.
I picked up a package of cotton rounds with my last grocery pickup. They were $1.99 for 80, so a bargain for an art supply. The novelty of the round shape and the cotton material are interesting for the kids to explore. If we were at preschool in the art studio, we would try this with liquid watercolors. They have bright, saturated colors and you can use droppers to drip the paint. However, watercolor paints and a brush work just fine!
If you’re lucky, you might even have a cat assistant!
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