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Building Skills – Art Lathe

If you’re looking for an excellent way to build skills in your child, consider an art lathe.

Art Lathe
Social/Language Skills

  • Watching and interacting with each other
  • Children share their excitement and emotions verbally

Cognitive Skills

  • Seeing the patterns and designs gives children an opportunity for matching and counting
  • Children learn cause and effect placing the paint on the spinning lathe, then watch the design that it makes
  • Dropping paint causes a unique design to take shape

Fine Motor Skills
Children use the pincer grasp when holding the pen, pencil, or small paint

Cooperative Skills

  • Share the art lathe
  • Take turns
  • Watch and learn from each other

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2 Responses to “Building Skills – Art Lathe”

  1. Cindy Wiederhold October 24, 2011 at 10:20 pm #

    We enjoy The Lathe with damp Chalk. We also use crayons. Last year we had a very cool Dad come and volunteer to simply turn The lathe for a few hours. This project is fantastic for any age but great for a four year old boy and his buds!

    • lauraallen October 24, 2011 at 10:26 pm #

      I bet we can get some dads to do some serious turning for us again this year!

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