Some of our favorite tools for working on our fine-motor muscles are pipettes, eye droppers, and turkey basters.
The children are shown how to squeeze before dipping it into the paint or water. They can then see the liquid shooting up the tube.
Small amounts are then squeezed onto the surface of whatever they are working on.
Using pipettes and basters helps strengthen those little fingers and hand/eye coordination. They work hand strength and grasp patterns.
When introducing the children to basters and pipettes, we use colored water and transport from one container to another. Small sponges are provided to wipe up spills.
From there, we will use them in a variety of ways, including art projects on the easel...
...and those on flat surfaces.
We like to vary the thickness of the paint and the surfaces that they fall on.
So many different ways to use them!