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Squeeze Painting

by on Oct 4th, 2010

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We were on the topic of hands and wanted the kids to something unique. We started off by asking them: “What can your hands do?” They then suggested a variety of things from clapping to building! Some even suggested walking which then led to us trying to walk with our hands! A sure funny scene! We then suggested hugging and squeezing! We hugged the stuffed bears and hugged each other! As for the squeezing, we used those little squeaky toys and tried squeezing them! The kids also tried squeezing other objects, both soft and hard which later on led to their own experimentation.

After a fun time exploring, it was time to squeeze out some paint!

What you will need

  • Paint
  • Funnel
  • Small/Long plastics
  • Paper (We chose to use black paper for a different effect)
  • Scissors


Step 1: Pour some paint into the plastic using a funnel. Try not to put too much water into the mixture, else it would just pour out later on.

Don’t put too much paint because the kids seriously won’t stop squeezing until all the paint drips out!


Step 2: Once you are ready to begin, cut a really small hole at the tip of the plastic and let the kids squeeze out all the paint they can!



Have fun! Be sure to link back if you use these activities! :)


Have other suggestions to make this activity even better? I’d love to hear it! Do share through the comment section below! Thanks!


Cheryl Villareal is a preschool teacher and the owner/ editor-in-chief of On weekdays, she could be found teaching her little tots while Sundays are her workout days. She easily enjoys simple things and loves experiencing new things! Her blog is simply a way for her to share these experiences with people. Besides her blog, she also contributes and writes various articles on Follow her on Twitter

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