This colorful dot painting was SO easy and it was a great project for my son and daughter to do together. I am always looking for projects that are easy enough for my 2 year old but still entertaining enough for my almost 5 year old. All we used for this painting was a muffin tin and some acrylic paints. You can use tempera paint as well!
I didn't give the kids much instruction, I just told them to paint the muffin pan that we turned upside down and I encouraged them to use lots of colors. We had fun counting the circles and the kids learned what happened when the colors mixed. My son started to adjust his technique adding more color to his brush so he could apply the paint thicker.
Once they got all of the circles covered in paint we used a canvas panel (you can use card stock or any paper you have on hand) to make a print. The kids were amazed to see the end result and how the paint made fun textures on the canvas.
They wanted to do it again and again so we used some sheets of card stock to make a few more prints. You can make a few prints from the first paint application and you can keep layering paint and making prints as long as you want.