Happy Fine Motor Friday! It’s good for toddlers and preschooler to do a variety of fine motor activities. Having different activities helps work different fine motor muscles and hand coordination which is necessary for handwriting. Fine Motor Fridays is all about giving you a bunch of ideas to do with your little ones! Be sure to check out activities from our co-hosts at the end of this post!
We had so much fun drip painting with our new DIY Liquid Watercolor Paints that we just had to create something festive to melt all our snow and coax spring along! So we made this pretty Watercolor Drip Painted Easter Egg Garland which is an excellent activity for practicing fine motor skills!
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Supplies to Make Watercolor Drip Painted Easter Egg Garland
- Liquid Watercolor Paint
- Pipettes or droppers
- Paper Towels
- Hole Puncher
- Plastic Yarn Needles
To make a Watercolor Drip Painted Easter Egg Garland is a two-day process. The first step is to paint the paper towels with liquid watercolors using the drip painting method with pipettes or droppers. Caden really enjoyed this process and drip painted several paper towels. Squeezing the pipettes are also a fun way to work on fine motor skills and strength!
TIP: Use a tray or cookie sheet while drip painting to catch the excess paint so it doesn’t get all over the place!
When you little one has finished drip painting several paper towels, set them aside to dry overnight! TIP: Lay the wet paper towels to dry on craft paper or newspaper for quick and easy clean up!
When the painted paper towels are dry, you or your child(ren) can cut out egg shapes. TIP: Use an egg-shaped cookie cutter to quickly trace egg shapes on the paper towels. I cut out two different sized eggs from our painted paper towels. Then you or your kids can punch holes in the tops of the eggs to prepare them for stringing. Both cutting with scissors and using a hole puncher are great activities to practice fine motor skills!
When all the eggs are cut out and the holes are punched, they are ready for stringing! I prepared this tray with all the materials we needed for stringing so Caden could start when he was ready!
Since Caden has had practice sewing with this Simple Sewing Activity for Preschoolers, he knew just what to do! I coached him as he carefully strung the paper Easter eggs along the strand of yarn, but he did great on his own! He did about half of our garland before he had enough, so I finished for us!
HAPPY FINE MOTOR FRIDAY!
Check out these great fine motor ideas!
Alphabet Light Table Play from And Next Comes L
Name Recognition using Beads from Powerful Mothering
Popper Ball Game from Little Bins for Little Hands
Fine Motor Bead Play with Tractors from House of Burke
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