Make a colorful stick structure with a unique, tie-dye look. This super-simple activity really occupies kids for quite a long time.
This is what you’ll need:
- Colored craft sticks
- White glue
- Liquid watercolors
- Paint Brushes
- No-spill paint containers, plastic cups, or muffin tin to mix and hold your paint
- Cardboard rectangle or square for the base.
- Tray or paper to protect your work surface
Step 1 – Prepare the Tie-Dye Paint
Connect: Have your child help mix the color into the glue. For an educational experience, use only primary colors and mix them to make orange, green, and purple.
Step 2 – Construct
Connect: Encourage your child to make different shapes with the craft sticks. Talk about how the paint colors mix together as you add different hues. These structures might remain low and wide, or your child might stack sticks up very high. Don’t interfere with the creativity… As you can see from the picture, one of the most fun parts of this activity is seeing how the color flows together and stays super bright.
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