Fingerpainting with a Twist

Great for younger children to experience painting tactilely as well as visually.

Level: All

Van Aken Product(s):
Jazz liquid tempera, Jr. Jazz 'truly washable', Jazz School, or Jazz Gloss



  • Jazz paint in assorted colors
  • thick paper or glossy finger paint paper
  • assorted paint brushes and/or markers
  • water (as needed)
  • newspaper


  • cover work area with newspaper
  • squeeze approximately one teaspoon of desired colors far apart from one another onto paper
  • using fingers work the colors toward each other and make designs and color mixtures covering the entire surface and let dry
  • accentuate favorite features with a markers or paint brushes

Handy hints:
Paint that is too thick may crack and fall off of the paper after drying.