Carpet Square Painting & Sensory Board

Carpet Sample Painting @ Crayon Box Chronicles

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We love to explore the process of painting with everything but a paintbrush! I was cleaning out my sewing box today and stumbled upon these carpet samples from Home Depot! I tend to collect everything for projects, so I knew they’d come in handy someday! I set up these invitations to paint with no expectations in mind.  C really enjoys exploring the materials and bright colors!

Materials Needed:

Carpet Sample Painting @ Crayon Box Chronicles

What’s Next:

Squeeze paint on plates, dip, and paint! Sit back and watch your child explore! C began to overlap the colors and create different angles, smearing them too.

Carpet Sample Painting @ Crayon Box Chronicles

We started with three colors, then added orange.  He said, “Mommy, it’s a diamond, it’s a square, blue, yellow … ” and “Smear, smear, smear!” This activity really challenges their color recognition and pattern sequencing skills.

Carpet Sample Painting @ Crayon Box Chronicles

I just adore all his facial expressions! He was singing, “boop, boop, bop …” as he pressed the squares down.

Carpet Sample Painting @ Crayon Box Chronicles

The different textures of the rug samples are a great sensory experience, wet and dry!

Carpet Sample Painting @ Crayon Box Chronicles

Hmm, where should it go?

Carpet Sample Painting by Crayon Box Chronicles

Painting with rug squares is a lot of fun! I love all the different paint textures and bright colors!

Carpet Sample Painting & Sensory Board by Crayon Box Chronicles

Our colorful art doubles as a sensory board — cool! It’s bold colors and fuzzy textures are great for sensory play! Once dry, hot glue the squares to the picture and mount it on the wall.  Another quick option is foam-core board.  Use it in-place of paper and adhere it to the wall with 3M Command Strips.

Carpet Sample Painting by Crayon Box Chronicles

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39 thoughts on “Carpet Square Painting & Sensory Board

  1. Kate says:

    Absolutely love this idea! I look forward to adding this to my Share It Saturday round up. Thanks for linking up and be sure to add your great ideas again. 😀

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  2. Beth says:

    This is such a CLEVER idea! And the finished project looks so cool! I pinned and will be sharing on Facebook next week.

    Thanks for linking up to TGIF! Have a great week,
    Beth =)

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  3. Leah Mastilock says:

    Cute idea! I love texture! I give my kids a bin with bottle caps, sponges, strawberry baskets, toothbrushes and other odds and ends to see all the different prints they make. Love how the carpet squares look. May have to find some! Thank you for linking up on the Learn Through Play hop! Check back throughout the month for more great activities and share the fun!

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