Pediatric Physical, Speech, and Occupational Therapists Inspiring Play

Water Dropper Art

Water Dropper Art

Our Water Dropper Art is a fun, artsy activity that gets your little one jumping, squatting, climbing, working hand muscles, talking, and creating!

Take a paper towel and use a sharpie to draw something fun and motivating or have your little one draw pictures and objects to work on their visual motor skills. Monitor their grasp pattern on writing utensils to address fine motor skills.

  1. Have your little one color the picture to work on visual motor skills
  2. Fill up a cup of water and get your droppers ready
  3. Place the cup far away and encourage them to perform a gross motor task. 
  4. Use the dropper to cover the picture up with water to work on fine motor skills.
  5. Watch the colors mix and spread. 
  6. Hang your beautiful art up to dry!

This art project was adapted from Myriam Sandler from @mothercould on Instagram. She comes up with gorgeous and fun play ideas. 

Check out the links below for our favorite droppers from Learning Resources and Lakeshore Learning:

  • Mom Hack: If you don’t have a water dropper on hand you can always use a medicine dropper or upcycle an old (clean!) boogie sucker!

Perform activities recommended by Walk, Talk, Play at your own risk with appropriate adult supervision provided. Walk, Talk, Play is not responsible for any injury caused while performing these play activities. 

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