When children are young, they often find it difficult to hold and manipulate items. Their coordination is not always certain, and they can easily become frustrated. When it comes to teaching them how to use utensils, parents and teachers need to have an abundance of patience. There are times when it is best to help them experience new things without the added burden of coordination, and finger painting has become a good way to let them experience their own artistic creativity without the need to use paint brushes.
Finger paints have been around for many years, and manufacturers have ensured their future use by making them affordable as well as easy to use. For children, the ease of application makes them a favoured art projects. Parents and teachers have found that teaching children how to create art is easier when they do not have to first focus on using tools. It gives them a way to connect their children with the artistic world, and they can just let them enjoy the experience as they learn.
Many parents and teachers have found that children love expressing their artistic side with finger paints, but they have also found children seldom choose to be restricted to a flat piece of paper. It is frowned upon to decorate siblings and family pets, so adults have learned to give children objects to paint. A small pot or decorative tray can become a keepsake of a child’s colourful imagination, and it can avoid the need to scrub paint off other surfaces.
Learning how to express creativity can come in many forms, and these can be introduced as children learn how to coordinate their eyes and hands. For those who are still too young to use a paint brush of pencil, an introduction into the art of finger painting can provide them with a way to express themselves.