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44  chapter 3 COPYRIGHTED MATERIAL across the paper. The child can decide how much paint to use, how many balls to use, and how long to shake, tilt, and roll the tray. In an oatmeal can using a cat toy ball Golf ball painting in a box lid Use a closed box or container to prevent marbles from flying around the room, for a change of pace, or when you want children to shake the boxes and hear the marbles inside. Oat- meal containers, pizza boxes, and food storage containers can be closed easily. Tape paper to the inside of the box. Canvas Painting In a pizza box! Painting on canvas is often a new and wonderful experience for young children. It gives them a foun- dation for using authentic art materials. Use small canvases for individual work or a large framed canvas for group projects. Either way, you can paint several different layers on the same canvas over several days. If you use typical school tempera paint, you can wash the paint off the canvas with warm running water and a small brush. You can then bring out new paint for the children and begin again! An- other way to start anew is to paint black paint over an old painting or freshly washed canvas to create a blank space for a new painting. (Let the black paint dry before painting.) Acrylic black paint will resist blending with new colors painted over it. COPYRIGHTED MATERIAL