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Stamping Patterns

Variation 2: Stamping with black tempera and 2 or more objects

What you need:

􀀀 black tempera paint

􀀀 paper

􀀀 watercolor paint

􀀀 waterproof placemat or table cloth/garbage bag

􀀀 apron or painting clothes

􀀀 damp cloth for cleaning hands

􀀀 small trays/containers for paint

􀀀 1-3 stamping objects (ideas: cut sponges, Mega Blocks, wooden cubes, toilet paper roll, vegetable

stamps)

Preparation – part 1:

1) Cover a table with a waterproof placemat (or garbage bag).

2) Put a small amount of black tempera paint in a container.

3) Place paper on placemat. Use painter’s tape to secure to placemat, if you like.

4) Have a damp cloth and cleaning supplies close by.

5) Put stamping tools out.

First Presentation (start with two stamping tools and an alternating pattern):

1) “Today we are going to stamp patterns.”

2) “Here is the black paint and objects to stamp with.”

3) “Watch me stamp. I will stamp with this one and you stamp with that one.”

4) Place object in the paint.

5) Stamp the paper.

6) “Stamp beside mine. Now I will stamp, then you stamp. We are creating a pattern”

(use appropriate shape words for your stamps)

7) Continue stamping a pattern until finished. Put paper aside to dry completely. Invite

your child to create a pattern on a new sheet of paper.

8) Allow the paint to dry completely before moving on to part 2 below.

Preparation – part 2:

1) Cover a table with a waterproof placemat (or garbage bag).

2) Put out watercolor paint (avoid black), brush and a small container of water.

3) Place completely dried “part 1” paper on placemat. Use painter’s tape to secure to

placemat, if you like.

4) Have a damp cloth and cleaning supplies close by.

Presentation:

1) “Remember when we stamped a pattern on this paper? It has dried now, so we can

paint over it with these watercolor paints.”

2) “I put my brush in the water and then the paint. Now I can paint on the paper.”

Demonstrate.

3) “I want to change colors. I will put my brush in the water and choose another color.”

Demonstrate.

4) “Your turn.”