Confession time! I keep everything. I always have. You just never know when it will come in handy, right? But I’m trying to downsize and declutter many areas of our home in anticipation of moving soon. That was the inspiration for this lipstick art for kids activity, and I’m so glad we tried it.
Tell me I’m not the only one who has a large supply of new or partially used tubes of lipstick! I have tons. You know that color that was just going to be perfect, but just wasn’t? I have lots of those. And then there’s those colors that I liked for a week and then never wore again. I have those, too.
So as I started going though them, I wondered how the kids might like using them for art, and we gave it a try.
We used new tubes. If you have partially used tubes and are concerned about germs or anything, you can use a knife to trim off the used end of the lipstick before introducing the activity to your kids.
I’d also recommend teaching the kids how to turn up the lipstick…and, here’s the important part, how to turn it back down before replacing the lipstick cap.
Once that’s done, your ready to create. We tried this with toddlers and preschoolers, and it was a big hit!
The lipstick glides on very easily which makes it a great tool for prewriting and lets young kids experiment with making different marks on the paper.
Older kids can have a lot of fun creating lipstick masterpieces. We now have a whole collection of lipstick art hanging up on display!
Now you’re probably wondering, did I really get rid of the lipstick tubes? Seriously? How could I? The kids had so much fun. We now have a bin of lipstick tubes in our art supply area for their next creative endeavors. (But I did try to get rid of the lipstick. That counts, right?)
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