I would say a child 12 months or older can participate in this activity. The 12-15 month old will need A WHOLE LOT of help, the 15-18 month old will need A LOT of help, and the 18 months and older will just need help. Assuming you have your patient hat on. Your "it is okay to get messy" hat on (some of you know just what I mean). But the book is written for 18 months and up.
- Cut the sponge into a star shape. If you aren't comfortable freehand-cutting a star shape (which would be me), try using a cookie cutter or a star shape out of paper and tracing it on the sponge with a marker. Then cut it out.
- Get painting surface ready. At my house this means a tablecloth on the table.
- Pour paint onto a paper plate.
Have your child dip the sponge in the paint and then press it onto the paper. Let dry and hang to decorate!
These photos are from last year. We did them the same week we learned about stars. Kaitlyn was 2 and Brayden was 4.