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I always hated doing any kind of messy painting works in the classroom, but I must admit that it’s much more manageable at home with only two children! Our art shelves were getting a little tired and under-used, so I decided to freshen it up with some stencil painting.
I showed L how to dip the paint dotter into the paint and then carefully dot it onto the open space of the stencil.
She presses the dotter so carefully all over the shape of the stencil until it is all full, then we take off the stencil and attach a new piece of paper — because one is never enough for this girl!
I was pretty hesitant to let N do this work, but she of course wants to do everything L does, and she has surprised me with her abilities! They both usually continue repeating this work until the paint is all gone (I don’t put too much in, but they usually are able to do 5-7 paintings with it).