Art time with Ayden: Sponge Painting

Just the other day I shared the benefits of stamping for toddlers. In case you missed it, you may read all about it here. Today, we explore further on stamping with a new paint tool – sponge.

Ayden loves Koi fish so I thought let’s make today’s art activity more interesting by letting him paint his very own koi fish. I did this same art activity with big brother Ethan back in 2012 when he was 5. It is now Ayden’s turn to paint a koi fish  :-D

I drew a template for him.


Koi Fish Template


And helped him cut two templates ‘Ying and Yang’ style and numbered them 1 and 2.

Ayden did the rest from here. Watch this video of Ayden sponge painting a koi fish:

It is a pretty simple art activity but the end result is unbelievably beautiful.

Koi fish painting

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    Wow!! Very nice.

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      And very simple too. Try this with Jamie. He’ll love it for sure :)

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    This is really a beautiful Art using innovative ideas! Thanks for sharing this.

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      You are welcome. I hope to inspire more parents to do art and craft with their little one.

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    I’m so surprised! Very nice piece of art.
    Almost couldn’t believe it was done by a kid haha

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      But once you found out how simple it is to do this… hahahaha. Close eyes oso can do :D

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    He did that? Wowwwwwwwww!!!! Step aside Picasso!!!

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      He looks so cute wearing that cap the other way round. :)

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        I just cut his hair too short so had to give him the cap. Thank goodness you thought he is cute instead :D

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    Ayden does craft so well. He can align template 2 to the shape of the koi fish from template 1. Fun activity and the result is nice too.

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      Yes, I guess regular practice does help hence he is able to do this. It is actually very simple but if a kid is unable to align the template, the parent can always give a helping hand :)

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