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Upside-down art

What you need

  • Paper 
  • Crayons
  • A low table/chair


  • This supports your child’s fine and gross motor skills, and is a little bit of a twist on classic mark-making.
  • Your child will be using their hand-eye coordination to make marks on the paper, stretching their body out and challenging their grip of the crayons.

The experience

Cover the bottom of your table/stool/chair in paper.

Then model laying under the chair, reaching up with your arms to make marks on the paper.

You can make beautiful art, whilst laying down and getting a good stretch in and feeling entertained!

You can extend this activity by wrapping paper around the legs of your chair and making marks all over the cube.