We had so much fun making tile prints that I think I should warn you: you will enjoy the activity at least as much as your preschooler will! You can make the prints as an artwork or let your child sign and date it and give it away as a Mother's Day present--the possibilities are endless!
We recently replaced our bathroom floor with tiles and had quite a few leftover tiles. Tiles are wonderful to use with young children because they wipe off so easily and are relatively inexpensive--if you didn't just replace your floor you can purchase laminate tiles from a hardware store for under $1 each. Keep them when you're done with this craft--there's more to come!
Simple Supplies for Tile Prints:
- a tile for each child (and adult!)
- paints and paintbrushes
- print paper (white computer paper, watercolor paper, etc.)
The Easy How-To:
1- Paint the tile. Let your child enjoy this process! The tile is a unique texture and can be painted on with paintbrushes or fingers. If you use any letters remember that the prints will come out in reverse.
2- Carefully press your print paper onto the painting. Some children may need help making sure they don't slide their paper around.
3- Peel the artwork off the tile! My kids loved each step, but this part was truly thrilling. Everyone wanted to do it again!
When you're done, you can clean the tiles with a wet paper towel.
I did this with 1-5 year-old children, and they all loved it. The 5-year old spent the most time and made the most pictures, but each child enjoyed it and was proud of their final products. If you make some, I'd love to see what you did!
Have a wonderful week, and be sure to join us tomorrow for Teach Me Tuesday!
I may share at any of these parties!