By Cheryl Ichikawa
In this art activity the infants at Play House West are creating artwork by making their car “vroom” through different colored paints.
In their paintings, they are creating a feeling of texture by rolling cars through the globs of paint, making tire marks (parallel lines) across the canvas.
They are observing the cause and effect of paint mixing as they pull the cars back and forth through the different colored globs. And naturally, they could not resist feeling the texture of the paint by squeezing the it in their hands.
For all infants, younger and older, art is a way for them to experience their world through their senses…. sight, smell, taste and touch (in some cases, even sound). Art also allows them to explore different and inventive ways of using common objects.
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