- Washable finger paint
- Paper (I just used a large piece of drawing paper)
- Yellow pipe cleaners
- Tape (to attach the pipe cleaner to the block)
- Wooden blocks
- Create the chick feet using the pipe cleaners. If you want to paint with four different colors, then make four different feet. It will take an entire pipe cleaner to make each chick foot.
How to Create Pipe Cleaner Chick Feet
- For step 6, you tightly twist the extra length of pipe cleaner around what will become the heel of the chick foot. Make sure you wrap it around all three sections, so that the whole foot is securely held together.
- Tape the chick feet to the wooden blocks. You could do this without the wooden blocks, if your child is older, and can push the feet firmly down on their own. If you just lightly, and wildly tap them on the paper, like my daughter tends to do, you don’t get the whole foot impression. I taped my feet to a block, so that the block pushes the whole foot onto the paper.
- Spread out a table-cloth.
- Get the paints ready. I poured each color into a separate tiny plastic bowl. You could use paper plates, but my daughter usually ends up lifting the plates when her stamping tools stick to it. I buy tiny party serving bowls at the Dollar tree, which serve many purposes, and that’s what I used for this activity.
- Grab several pieces of paper, and get ready for fun!
Tips- Press the wooden block down like a stamp for best effect. Also, try to spread your paint out in the container, and make sure that it isn’t too deep, or your footprints will be a big blob of paint, with an impression on the inside of the blob.