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Paint Blot Art

by Trish Kuffner, author of The Preschooler's Busy Book

Your preschooler can experiment with making "paint blot" art, using tempera paint and paper.


  • Construction paper
  • Tempera paint, liquid
  • Spoon
  • Rolling pin


  1. Fold a piece of construction paper in half like a greeting card, then open it up.
  2. Using liquid tempera paints and a spoon, have your child drop different colors onto one of the inside halves of the paper.
  3. Fold the paper again with the paint on the inside, and have your child roll a rolling pin over the paper to spread the paint.
  4. Open the paper and have your child use her imagination to decide what the blot looks like.
  5. When the paint is dry, fold the paper so the paint is on the outside.
  6. Use as a unique greeting card.