Active Art for Kids: Shaken, not Stirred

Active art project for kids - shaken container painting

Continuing on our theme of action painting… Kiddo recently did a whole lot of shakin’. (OK, that was cheesy) This is an art activity you can pretty much find in every preschool art book or website. It is frequently done with marbles, but since we just did that I thought we’d try poms and hardware (soft vs. hard).

All you need is a container (we used a yogurt container, one book suggested an oatmeal canister, which is a lot bigger), some stuff to shake, paint and paper cut to size.Drop in a few items.
Or all of them.Add some paint and Shake Shake Shake
From personal experience I can confirm that if you do not put the lid on tightly, the contents will, in fact, fly everywhere.
VoilĂ !

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Comments

  1. Great fun!! LOL at putting the lid on comment! Have you ever tried doing it with acorns??

  2. That looks like a lot of fun, and we go through a ton of yogurt! CJ will have fun coming up with ideas of what to shake up, I’m sure.

  3. FUN! We’re going to give this a try this week. I think that my 5 yr old and 2 yr old will both really dig this activity. Keep those good ideas coming!

  4. Acorns sounds like a good idea. It would be fun to go on a nature hunt for things to use.

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