Early Childhood art is all about exploration. A great way for young children to explore line is to have them dip a ball in paint and roll it. They are excited to see that a rolling ball creates a line! You're thinking, "Hmm...dipping balls in paint with a class of Pre-Kindergarteners...that sounds way too messy." Not with this simple tip.
- Cut a piece of square paper and tape it inside a pizza box.
- Have the students dip a marble in tempera paint.
- Place the marble on the paper & close the lid.
- Shake the box gently.
- Open the lid, check out your awesome lines, and repeat with a variety of paint colors.