Big Brushstrokes

Big Brushstrokes craft

Young children need lots of time to figure out how art materials, and their own muscles, work. Encourage their creativity and experimentation!

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    Wear clothes that can get messy. Cover your work area with recycled newspaper. With Crayola® So Big® Brushes and Crayola Washable Kid's Paints, experiment with different colors and ways to apply paint to paper.

  • 2.

    Try different moves with your paint brush--push, drag, twist, and roll it. Spread out the bristles or paint with just the tip. Try using a lot of paint and just a little.

  • 3.

    Mix colors in a recycled foam produce tray or on your paper as you paint. What colors can you make? Add different amounts of each color to see how colors change. Dry.