This one was an experiment. When I taught preschool we always glued jellybeans onto the letter J. Of course, I wanted to see if I could mix it up a bit. Have you ever been eating jellybeans, and found your hands stained with jelly bean color? It wondered what would happen if we dipped the jellybeans in water and then painted with them.
what you need: Letter J ~ construction paper ~ glue ~ jelly beans
Prep the letter by printing, cutting and then gluing it onto a piece of construction paper. Set out a bowl with jelly beans (don’t put more than you want your little one to eat. . .they’ll get eaten). Have your kids drip water over the jelly beans.
Once the jelly beans were a little wet, I told M and M to get busy painting. It worked almost as well as I’d hoped. There was a lot more eating than painting going on.
The key is to use very little water. Big M’s paper ripped from too much water. But the jelly beans did stain the paper.
Have you ever seen Little M’s art so clean? I guess she loves candy even more than covering her entire paper!
This post is a part of the Letter series.