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What is The Purpose of Art for Young Children?

Art is important to a child's developmental process. By experimenting with art, young children can express their ideas and feelings, develop motor coordination skills and learn about different types of materials and textures.

Interaction With Art Materials
With early learners, it is important to concentrate on the process instead of the product. Children can learn about colors, feelings and textures by experimenting with art materials.

Develop Motor Coordination Skills
By interacting with art materials and creating their own works of art, children can develop hand-to-eye coordination and manual dexterity.

Express Emotion
Art helps early learners to express their needs, wants and feelings.

Developing Comprehension Skills
By looking at and creating works of art, children develop the idea of sequencing, which builds their comprehension skills.

Solving Problems
Children who are exposed to art-making activities develop higher-level thinking and problem-solving skills than children who do not have this exposure.

Paper Mache-Maracas!

Learn how to make maracas using balloons and paper mache.

  • newspaper
  • flour (best if wheat-based but can use any kind)
  • water
  • balloons
  • paint
  • seeds/rice
  • unsharpened pencils
  • masking tape
 What You Need To Do:
  1. Cover table with newspaper.
  2. Pour flour into bowl in middle of table.
  3. Pour in water (enough to make thin, oatmeal consistency).
  4. Everyone put hands in and mix.
  5. Pick a balloon (already inflated).
  6. Dunk balloon in paste, covering it completely, or use hands to smear paste on.
  7. Put balloon on table, wipe off hands.
  8. Paper with newspaper squares (1 in x 1 in).
  9. After finishing two-three layers of newspaper, leave to dry.
  10. Next session: fill maracas with seeds or rice.
  11. Attach pencil to base with masking tape (using thin strips).
  12. Paint entire maraca, including masking tape and leave to dry.
  13. Play the "Sombrero Dance" song, play and dance with the Maracas!!!

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