Dinosaur Stomp Painting

You may have seen that we are currently learning about dinosaurs and of course that includes getting crafty! Dinosaur Stomp Painting is a fun, messy process art that is great for developing motor skills.

Dinosaur Stomp printing

The day we painted was rainy so instead of doing this outside as planned I let the boys loose in the kitchen. I cut out long sections of white paper from the newsprint roll we recently received from Baker Ross and laid them in the middle of the kitchen, the boys gathered their toy dinosaurs and I popped some brightly coloured paints out. I also added some simple dinosaur colouring pages from Twinkl for the boys to use.

Then the stomping started, the boys dipped the dinosaurs into the paints and walked them along the paper, sometimes gently and sometimes banging them down ferociously, some of the dinosaurs even skidded along the paper. They both used the colouring pages, I noticed how Sbe very deliberately kept his inside the lines whereas Alex was much less bothered about that. I encouraged them to make their best dinosaur roaring sounds at the same time. They started out by keeping the colours separate but soon began mixing them and looking at what the mixed colours became.

Dinosaur Stomp printing

Dinosaur Stomp painting,

Dinosaur stomp painting

Dinosaur Stomp painting

Dinosaur Stomp painting

Dinosaur Stomp painting

Dinosaur stomp painting is definately more about the process than the resulting artwork! Interestingly dinosaurs actually all walked on their toes so probably didn't really stomp at all!

Check out our other dinosaur activities including our dinosaur small world complete with erupting volcano.

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