Making patterns and pictures from shapes is fun for kids and a great way for them to be creative. Here is an invitation to create with shapes cut out of kitchen sponges, dipped in coloured paint. You could probably set this up in next to no time without needing to buy anything new.
To make the set up I cut up some kitchen sponges we had in the cleaning cupboard into simple geometric shapes. Our set consisted of:
• Two circles, one large and one small
• One square
• Two rectangles, one long and one short
• One diamond
• Two different triangles
Put the stamps in some coloured paint, trying to use a different colour for each. Set up some paper for the kids and let them go to town creating something fabulous.
Sometimes the simplest activities are the best, right?
For tons more creative ideas for kids visit my Art Ideas board on Pinterest.