This fine motor painting activity involved color mixing, absorption, solid dissolution, building construction, and the light table!
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When I showed E the sugar cubes and explained what they were she had so many questions! "Are they sticky? Can we eat them? How do people use them?" We spent some time investigating their properties as we built structures with them (and I did let her taste one).
Remembering Fun at Home with Kids' inspiring salt sculptures we diluted liquid water colors (one of our favorite art supplies) and got out eye droppers and training chopsticks to add fine motor work.
We experimented with color mixing, reviewed rainbow color order, and observed the solid sugar cubes dissolving into a liquid as the water was added.
Once we saw how stunning the colorful sugar cubes turned out and how addicting they are to paint we had to try them on the light table!
Before the sugar cubes were colored they were dark on the table but the watercolors made them transparent as the sugar absorbed the liquid. The effect made the cubes glow the instant E dropped the color on them! It was mesmerizing!
Of course we had to add a bit of literacy! Rainbows, literacy, and the light table are our favorite things!
This week's Fine Motor Fridays posts include:
Sewing a Tropical Fish Cushion from Craftulate
Using Stickers for Fine Motor Skills from Powerful Mothering
Pool Noodle Sculptures from School Time Snippets
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