Cookie cutter art brings a smile to any preschooler’s face. The thought of cookie cutters, (or maybe just cookies), and art projects combined just makes little three year olds happy, and when my students are smiling at the fun of the winter season, so am I.
Cookie cutter art, or printmaking, is such a simple, yet fun activity. Just grab some paint and some awesome winter themed cookie cutters awesome winter or snowflake themed cookie cutters and have at it. Spread the paint all around a paper plate, dip the cookie cutter into the paint and then stamp it onto a piece of heavy paper.
Fingers will get messy, and washable tempera paint might get on clothing, but that it ok. Come students were careful to not let the cookie cutters touch one another, and others stamped over and over again in the same spot, creating a just a beautiful piece of cookie cutter art. I love all the overlapping starts in this student’s piece.
I offered a wide range of cookie cutters to use. The student above used only one specific shape, but other students chose to try every single cookie cutter available.
And, as you can see, quite a bit of paint got onto our preschool table, just just as the tempera paint is washable, so is our big preschool table. Having a preschool table that is so easy to clean makes messy art like this a little easier.
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I am Sarah, an educator turned stay-at-home mama of five! I am the owner and creator of Stay At Home Educator, a website about intentional teaching and purposeful learning in the early childhood years. I’ve taught range of levels, including preschool and college, and a little bit of just about everything in between. Right now, my focus is teaching my children and running a preschool from my home. Credentials include: Bachelors in Art, Masters in Curriculum and Instruction