What You’ll Need
White paper plate
Cardboard box, with top flaps removed
What to Do
Place the paper plate in the cardboard box.
Drop small drips of watery poster paint from a paintbrush onto the plate.
Give the box a quick spin. Each time you spin, the picture will change.
Extend the Fun
Younger kids: Talk with your child about what the paint looks like before she spins the box. If you can, take a picture of the plate. Then, have her spin the box quickly. Ask her what the paint looks like now. How did it change? Use the photo to talk about what’s the same and what’s different before and after spinning the box.
Older kids: Encourage your child to turn one of the paper plates into a maze after it’s been spun. See if he can get from one side of the plate to the other without going just along the edge. Challenge him to find different ways through the plate or specifically spin a paper plate maze.