• Madeleine C.

Lego Painting

By challenging their developing fine-motor skills and imagination abilities, preschoolers can engage their expressive minds through this colorful, creative craft.


Lego painting can turn your building blocks into a fancy paintbrush! This activity gives you the chance to play with shapes, colors, and textures. Use your imagination to paint your favorite place, design a new pattern, or spell out your name! You may even want to challenge your math skills by counting the dots the Lego makes on the paper. Stamping with Legos can by used by anyone, but preschoolers will especially enjoy it! Your paper masterpiece can be beautiful artwork for a playroom, a card, or even wrapping paper.


Supplies:

  • Kids Washable Paint

  • Paper plate

  • Felt pieces

  • Loose paper

  • Lego pieces (big, medium, small, size is up to you)

  • Plastic table cover or newspaper


Before we begin, let’s make sure your workspace is ready to go with all of your materials! You will need washable paint, a paper plate, felt pieces, some of your favorite legos, and paper of your choice. Place these on a flat surface. It is a good idea to lay some newspaper or a plastic covering down to protect the surface as the paint may be messy! Tip: Because this is a painting activity, it is best to wear an apron or clothes that you are allowed to paint in!


Safety disclaimers include choking hazards with small Lego pieces, and paint, which cannot be consumed. Be sure to check that you have permission and supervision from a caregiver before starting this project.





Step 1: First, you are going to start by laying out the newspaper or plastic table covering to protect the space you are working on.




Step 2: Next, pour your favorite paint colors onto the paper plate, one color at a time. Tip: You can ask a parent or supervisor for help with this step.Twist open or pop open your paint bottle, and pour a drop of paint onto your plate. Try to make the drop a little bigger than the size of a quarter. Make sure to close your bottle back up until you need more. You may choose as many colors as you please. I chose six of my favorite Crayola colors here (Crayola Washable Paint is a great paint for this project). You may decide as little or as many colors as you want! As a reminder, you will want a covered surface on top as the paint can be messy.






Step 3: Next, grab your felt piece. Felt is a soft paper-like material that will protect the surface below the paper and also helps transfer the color better onto your paper. Place your favorite colored paper on top of this felt piece. The sheet of paper will be your background!Step 3: Next, grab your felt piece. Felt is a soft paper-like material that will protect the surface below the paper and also helps transfer the color better onto your paper. Place your favorite colored paper on top of this felt piece. The sheet of paper will be your background!





Step 4: Now it’s time to grab your Legos! I have a variety of large and small Legos, but you are free to decide which kind you like. Each size will appear different on the paper.




Step 5: Next, it is paint time! Choose a Lego and a color to begin with. Do you have a favorite color? Fall time reminds me of orange, so I used orange paint for my first Lego. I chose to dip the tip of the Lego instead of the bottom, but you can use either side, depending on the pattern you want to see on your paper. Dip the Lego into the paint! Next, press the Lego down onto your paper. That’s it! What shape did it make?










Step 6:Next, continue to dip the Legos into the paint and press on your paper. What will you make with the Legos? There are so many objects you can create. Are you wanting to create a flower or a rocketship? Maybe you want to spell out your name? Or maybe you just want to mix your colors and create rainbow lego designs. These are all creative ways to use this activity!






Step 7: Last, time for cleanup! Throw away any remaining paint on the paper plate, and toss the plastic covering or newspaper into the trash. Rinse off your legos with water and watch the paint go down the drain! For your hands, rinse with water and soap.




Step 8: You are all finished! I hope you enjoyed exploring your creative side as you painted with Legos. Feel free to hang up your paper and show them off in a special place such as your fridge for everyone to enjoy your work! You can also use them as wrapping paper for special friends who are also Lego lovers!





Now your Lego paint masterpiece is all done! Be sure to show it off to all of your friends and family and share with them everything you learned about how to use Legos in this new way! Keep this cool painting technique in mind, too, for the next time you want to paint with a little twist!



~ Made By: Madeleine C.

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