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Mouse Paint is a classic story that I highly recommend for all children to read. Three sweet little mice explore what happens when they combine red, yellow and blue. It's the perfect way to introduce primary and secondary colors in a magical way.
For our Mother's day craft we are following along in the footsteps of the mice and created our own special rainbow footprints. Gather your supplies first. Then read the story and discuss what happens when the mice put their painted feet into different colors. Reading it first gives each child a little background building in color mixing before they paint their Mother's Day project.
Mother's Day Project Supplies
- Printed Mom Cut Out
- Plain Piece of Paper or Cardstock
- Red, Yellow and Blue Paint
- Paint Brush
- 3 Containers for mixing colors
Cut out the word MOM first before you begin. For older children leave could even create their own outline. Now you're ready to do some Mouse painting for Mom with a wonderful surprise. Before you begin painting tape onto your plain piece of paper lightly, you'll want this to come off later. Allow your child to choose the placement for a little creative choice.
First paint with the brush red and yellow prints on the page and then mix the two colors to create Orange and then create orange prints onto the page. Then repeat with the yellow and blue and red and blue. As they are making prints onto the paper encourage them to cover the secret message on the paper. Remind them to take caution and not lift up the word MOM at anytime while painting.
Once they have covered the paper they have created all of the colors of the rainbow onto the paper. Now it's time to lift up the MOM paper and see the surprise word! Just as the mice saved a white spot to hide from the mouse in the story we've saved a special place for our MOM. Turn it upside down and it also says WOW! Yes I know it's the little things my 6 year old notices that crack me up.
Once your painting is dry it's ready to give to a special MOM for Mother's Day!
Happy Mother's Day from The Educators' Spin On It!