Hang these stockings by the chimney with care! Your child will LOVE this playful painting activity and what’s even better, there is a printable to give you the structure of the stocking. Watching your child explore and experiment with different shapes and what happens when they paint over their “invisible” crayon drawings will bring a smile to your face.
Free Stocking Printable
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Paint Resist Stockings
- free printable stocking shape
- black sharpie
- white crayon
- water colors
- paint brush
- glue stick
- cotton balls
Step 1 Print out your free printable stocking shape. Depending on your preschooler’s level, this is something you could have him/her do. Once it’s cut out, you can draw sections on your stocking with a sharpie.
Step 2 Using your white crayon, draw different shapes in each of the different sections of the stocking. You can use different colored crayons if you don’t have a white crayon, the shapes just won’t “appear” as if they were invisible or hidden.
Step 3 Give the stocking to your child and let him/her paint over each of the different sections. Before he/she begins, ask him/her what they think will happen.
Step 4 Decorate the top of the stocking with glued on cotton balls. This part is optional but does give another texture to the craft and really gives it a finished look.
Questions to Ask Your Child During the Paint Resist Stocking Activity
Why do you think you can’t see the white crayon when we use it?
What happens when we paint over the crayon? Why do you think that happens?
After the project has dried you can have your child do some sensory investigation and ask them: what does the top feel like? How is that different than the painted part?
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