Marshmallow Painting for Fine Motor Skills
Painting is often good therapy, but you can kick it up a notch by using marshmallows as the painting tool. You can grade the type of grip used by using the large marshmallows or the mini marshmallows.
You can use regular paint on paper and just dip the marshmallow in and make designs on the paper.
I decided to try a fully edible painting activity since our painting tools were edible. I used powdered Jello with a little water added as the paint. Our “paper” was sugar cookies.
This is a good activity for kids who avoid foods. Playing with food as a toy is a good way to get kids accustomed to being around different foods. Using the tiny marshmallows helps with achieving a tip pinch, and works on developing a tripod grasp for handwriting.
- Marshmallows (large and mini)
- Paint or Jello
- Paper or sugar cookies
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Just showed the marshmallow paintbrush idea to a home-based early childhood teacher–she loved it!
That is great. I love sharing activities.
This is such a great idea!