Preschool creative activities

making mirror images

Many preschool creative activities are done with paints because kids love the world of colors. It gives them an opportunity to express themselves as they work with paints. From the children's art work, teachers often can tell the emotions that the child is going through. Such preschool activities also provides opportunities for kids to venture into new ideas and creativity.

Here, I will share with you a preschool art that is simple and quick with not much preparatory time involved. You don't even need to provide sample artwork. All the child needs is craft papers and paints,

You will produce a beautiful mirror image masterpiece in minutes.


  • Sheets of craft papers
  • Rollers / Rulers
  • Paints - at least 3 primary colors

  • Scissors (optional)
  • Table Mat


  • To create a mirror image of paint patterns
  • To enhance creativity
  • To improve eye-hand coordination
  • To work on fine motor skills
  • To experience with colors
  • To have fun


  • 3 yrs onwards


  1. Ensure the children wash their hands

  2. Put on an art apron

  3. Cover art table with disposable plastic sheets / newspapers

  4. Have sufficient paints – quantity and variety of colors

  5. Fold the craft paper into two, then open it, making a dividing line

  6. Squeeze / apply paints in blots onto one side of the craft paper

  7. Fold the paper over the paints and press with a roller or ruler

  8. Ensure paints are spread across the paper within the fold

  9. Slowly peel open the top fold and enjoy the mirror image picture

  10. Talk with the kids and help them make up their imaginative story of their picture

  11. You may want to draw attention to your kids on how secondary

    colors are made when they happen to overlap the colors

  12. Put it away in a safe dry place to dry

  13. Encourage kids to help with the putting away of art material after the activity. No kids are too small to learn this

See Also:

Finger, Hand and Foot Painting

Funny Pictures with Thumb Printing

Potato Printing

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Preschool Crafts

Spot Painting

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