Place finger paints on a piece of paper (finger-paint paper works best) and let your child explore with his hands. Encourage making hand prints, drawing with her fingers, or seeing all the different colours she can make. Or let your children paint with a variety of materials such as cotton balls, cotton swabs, sponges, feathers, and eye make-up brushes. Place a small amount of paint into a container. Children can dip the tools into the paint and make their owns creations.