Are you looking for a quick and easy way to entertain your kids? Look no further than your kitchen cupboards. You can get the kids in the spirit get get rid of boredom by grabbing all those cookie cutters sitting in your cupboards. Cookie Cutter Art is a simple art project that can keep those kids entertained for a long time. You can adapt the project for any theme or holiday by adjusting the shapes of the cookie cutters and the color of the paint.
The supplies you need are cookie cutters, tempera paint (the typical kids paint), paper, and plates to hold the paint. If you want to get even more creative you can also get some glitter. To make it easier for the kids to spread the glitter just put it in an empty salt shaker.
Pour the paint out onto a plate making it not too deep. The deeper the paint the longer it will take to dry and the more likely it is to run. Look through you cupboards to find creative cookie cutters for the kids to use. I chose hearts for valentines, but you can choose anything really.
Let the kids dip the cookie cutter in the paint and then on the paper. They can get quite creative with their designs.
Once they have finished they can sprinkle the glitter over the paint. To remove the extra glitter fold the paper loosely like a taco and pour the glitter onto a spare plate.
If you want to get your kids to explore their creative side, need a group project, or just want to stop hearing the words “I’m bored”, this is a quick and easy idea. Most people have these items already in their house, so pull them out and get those kids entertained.