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08-22-2020 06:45 AM
CeriBear Painting on bubble wrap is a fun activity. Iíve saved the bubble wrap from things Iíve ordered and then brought it to use for art. Yes, many of the kids will pop it but itís still fun.
08-03-2020 03:04 PM
Mariposa Be resourceful with paper if not already. Cut in halves or quarters. Use computer paper for doodles, construction for teacher-led projects.
Use a scrap bin for using little bits so they don't use a whole sheet for a quarter sized piece.

Use cardboard for projects as well. Paper plates, bowls, washable trays. If you're just doing art that you don't need a hard copy of, paint trays.

See if you can put up a wish list for parents (I would not if you're in a very low income area) and put both kinds of paper on it.
01-30-2019 06:15 AM
EmilyLily I don't know if you tried this, but I made once with my kids tic tac toe, you only need for that a few stones and cardboard for example (you can also use some fabric, a small wooden board, a piece of plastic, anything). You can draw the net on each cardboard for the game and give them colors so they can color each stone or draw X or O on them. I gave mine two colors (red and green) so they colored the stones and they love the game.
12-11-2018 07:57 PM
Originally Posted by lovemykidstoo View Post
Do you have paper plates? I cut out the centers last week and the kids colored and glued different items on for a wreath
We did this today, and will use the cut out centers as Christmas tree ornaments.

You can also use toilet paper tubes and make snowmen, santa claus, trees anything.
Egg cartons bells, caterpillars, etc.

Does art have to be something to take home? Dry erase markers on boards is fun, group coloring/painting on newspaper.
12-11-2018 11:13 AM
lovemykidstoo Do you have paper plates? I cut out the centers last week and the kids colored and glued different items on for a wreath
12-11-2018 10:53 AM
Flowerchild My typos are killing me. Fun* note i actually wrote tupos first 😞
12-11-2018 10:51 AM
Flowerchild We don't have any paper for art and not sure when my boss will be shopping for it. Yet she wants art done daily. What can I do with preschoolers that have no paper to use as the base? Something not crazy messy but yet still educational and fin? Maybe for winter

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