Preschool children learn by having a variety of tools and experiences in the art area. Painting with combs is another way to experience painting and learn from the experience. Children’s fine motor skills are developing while painting with combs.
Materials needed: combs, paper, paint, shallow container, and spoon (optional)
Each child gets a comb and a paper. First put some paint in the shallow container or directly on the paper. Children choose the color or colors.
Now, run the comb through the paint on the paper and watch the trail of designs appear!
Every child’s comb art will be unique to them. Use this experience to talk about what is happening. Moving up and down, back and forth, noticing the lines in the paint from the teeth of the comb and discovering that a comb has “teeth”.
Display the art on the wall at the child’s level for a feeling of self-satisfaction and the opportunity for children to say “Look what I did!”