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Paint Stamping with Forks


What you need:

  • 2 tempera paint colors (choose colors that will mix well together)

  • paper

  • waterproof placemat or table cloth/garbage bag

  • apron or painting clothes

  • damp cloth for cleaning hands

  • small trays/containers for paint

  • 2 forks



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

  2. Put a small amount of paint in each container (choose colours that will mix well together)

  3. Place paper on placemat

  4. Have a damp cloth and cleaning supplies close by

  5. Put stamping tools out


First Presentation:

  1. “Today we are going to stamp lines.”

  2. “Here is the paint and a fork to make lines with.” 

  3. “Watch me stamp.”

  4. Place fork in the paint

  5. Stamp the paper

  6. “I am going to choose another colour and use the other fork.”

  7. Stamp the paper

  8. Pass the stamp to your child.  “Your turn.”

  9. Let your child experiment.