Saturday, January 5, 2013


Sponge Painting for Valentines

Let's see...preschoolers, paint, Valentine's, hearts, sounds like a recipe for success!

Preschoolers love to paint, and I love to see the endless ways they combine paint to create their masterpieces.  We love to "sponge paint," and then I realized, "This would be the perfect Valentine's craft!"  We're going to wait a couple more weeks, but I will share more pictures on Facebook when we do it.  For now, you'll have to settle with the above picture from the last time we sponge painted!

Valentine's Sponge Painting:

Simple Supplies:
  • sponges cut in heart shapes (you can cut them into other shapes too!)
  • paint
  • cardstock

Easy How-To:

1- Let each child choose three paint colors to go in their tin.

2- Make sure they understand how to make sponge "stamps," and give them a sponge heart (or two!).

3- Let them create a Valentine's card with their paint and sponge!  When it's dry, you can add text...though it isn't really necessary!

Have you sponge painted before?  Have you made plans for Valentine's?  I always love to hear from you!

I may share at any of these parties!


Carla at Preschool Powol Packets said...

Thanks, Kathy! I'd love to come by!

HannahW said...

We do sponge paint with the playschool children! Fun! Thanks for sharing this with us at Eco-Kids Tueday!

Carla at Preschool Powol Packets said...

Hannah, Aren't sponges awesome!! My daughter was just asking to do this again! Thanks for hosting Eco-Kids Tuesday!

Unknown said...

I have never tried sponge painting with my girls, it looks like fun and just like something they would love to do! Thanks for sharing on We Made That!

Charlene@APinchofJoy said...

Sounds like a great project! Never though of equating the sponges with stamps -- but kids would get that concept easily. Happy New Year and thanks so much for linking on Busy Monday!

Earning-My-Cape said...

This is too cute!
Congrats! I am featuring you at Wednesday's Super Link Party! I hope you come by & check it out! :-)

Carla at Preschool Powol Packets said...

We Made That, It's a blast! I'd love to see what you guys do with it!!

Charlene, they definitely get it...and we all enjoy it! Happy New Year to you too...even if it is a little late! ;)

Woo Hoo!! Thanks so much Earning My Cape!! I love your linky party!!