Have you tried this yet?
Tape paint brushes to a child's dress-up construction hat.
Add paint and an upright easel (you can tape paper to a wall, or use an actual easel).
|At first, they mostly concentrated on wearing the hat, while simultaneously using their hands to control the brushes.|
|Ayden even took off his hat, and just used his hands at first.|
|The hats kept slipping off, so it was necessary to keep both hands on their hat while painting.|
|Two different approaches to making marks.|
|I had to blot out her face, but there is such concentration going on, I wish I didn't have to!|
|I love this activity, because it is a whole-body experience.|
|You have to think outside the normal confines of painting, and use your head--pretty tricky for a three year old!|
|It was pretty entertaining watching them dip the paint brushes.|
|There were no individual papers. This was a process-oriented, group project.|
|Everyone made a contribution...|
|When they were all dry, they were put up for display, along with photos of the activity.|