A fun and colorful art and craft activity

A fun and colorful art and craft activity is always a good idea, it has been raining very badly for a few days and Maanya was missing her SUN, so we decided to do make one using paints and paper.

In my last post, I have explained in great detail about What is Motor Skills and its Importance?. As Maanya is only 3 years and is still developing her motor skills I try to do activities which are can enjoy and also help in her development.

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A fun artwork

Today’s artwork is divided into 2 parts

The first one is called PAPER TEARING, in this activity, the child uses their fingers to tear a paper into small pieces and hence their fine motor skills are being used.

Things required for PAPER TEARING

  • Any Yellow color paper
  • Drawing book or paper
  • Pencil or yellow sketch pen
  • Glue
  • A round object for tracing.

Method :-

  • Ask the child to trace the round object on a paper or a drawing book using the yellow sketch pen or a pencil, of the child is young like my daughter then you can help them with tracing.
  • Once they have traced the object give your child the yellow paper, ask them to slowly tear it into small pieces.Make sure the paper is not very small as it will b difficult for them to stick it.
  • After the paper are torn, apply glue in small sections inside the circle made by you child.
  • Let the child pick up the paper and paste it inside the circle, repeat it till the circle is completely filled with yellow paper.


Maanya after finishing her work
Maanya Enjoying her artwork

The second part of the artwork is called FORK PRINTING, for this activity, they require a fork to be dipped in color and print it on a paper when they hold the fork and print it in a seesaw movement they use their fine motor skills of fingers and wrist.

Things required for Fork Printing

  • Fork of any size
  • Paintbrush
  • Pallet
  • Orange color


Fork Printing
And she finished her fork painting

Method :-

  • Take out Orange color on a pallet and dip the backside of the fork in the color or use a paintbrush and color the fork orange
  • Hold your child’s hand and with seesaw movement make a print around the circle.
  • Repeat the same method until you have covered the full outline of the circle.
  • And Hurray! Your colorful and bright sun is ready 🌞.


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She loves it

Wasn’t that a fun and colorful art and craft activity?

We had a great time doing this activity,hope you enjoyed it as well. For a complete video tutorial check our Youtube link Video tutorial


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87 Replies to “A fun and colorful art and craft activity”

  1. It’s so important to teach kids different activities that will enhance their skills. This is such a fun arts and crafts activity! She did an awesome work!

  2. This craft reminded me that something like this we made when I was in KG1 or KG 2. It is not only fun but I am very sure just like I loved it in my ime and your daughter had fun while making it other kids and parents will have fun too and by explaining the process in here you have done a great job!

  3. Such a fun and engaging craft activity that I can do with my little cousins! I’ve always loved arts and crafts since eI find it so relaxing and what better way to do this than with the little ones!

  4. I love the creativity you put into completing this activity. It is always good to find creative ways for kids to ply.

  5. That’s very cute! Painting is a good way to bond with kids and at the same they can learn and enjoy the colourful art. Love how the fork turns out a Sun rays!

  6. This is so sweet.It shows kids are never too young to be creative. In these lockdown times, crafting is a life-saver!

  7. This is such an adorable art project for the kids and definitely a great way to help kids develop their finer motor skills because it take a lot of dexterity to be able to hold the fork in the different angles to form the design. This would be a really fun homeschool art project for kids to do.

  8. Your child is adorable!!! πŸ™‚ I love the way you used several different methods to create an art project. This is more creative than just painting with a paint brush. This is the perfect craft for summer!

  9. I love this idea, especially the fork printing. My daughter will go nuts. And the end result is pretty to hang up and admire for awhile. Thank you for sharing.

  10. oh what a truly beautiful art your child created , it looks like a great way to spend a rainy day πŸ™‚ kind regards pati robins at style squeeze blog

  11. Definitely a great way to help develop fine motor skills at that age. It’s also wonderful for children to get involved with a creative activity that they love and can feel a sense of accomplishment. A win-win as well as fun time in the process.

  12. That is such a fun creative art activity to do with your kids. She did such a great job on that sun! πŸ™‚

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