These are extremely easy painting activities that the kids had a blast doing. We started with a piece of colored paper and some paint. We just put little blogs of paint on the paper and the kids took their brush and started swirling.
They found that the less they swirled, the cooler their creations. They tried a red, white, and blue paint combo.
While we had the paint out, we decided to make hand print creations. We took a small paintbrush and painted the boys hands with different colors. The boys both chose the colors that represent the local school. We did these on cardboard. I plan on putting them in a frame and doing this once a year to see how their hand prints change.