|Painted piggy bank -3d painting activity|
Children are faced with all new problems to solve when painting a 3-dimensional object, not only is the hand-eye coordination something which needs their attention, it is the ability to hold and paint the object (or move and rotate the object) that is something the child would need to think about. The child is presented with the idea of form, and presented with the task of decision-making - what colour is to be painted on what surface plane. Does the colour wrap around the form, for example, the leg of the pig?
This is something I will look at doing again with Missy, not just as an activity to do which was a present, but from the valuable learning experience I have found in this art activity. It would be a great challenge for those early identified 'gifted' children too or just something different from painting 2D.