We love re-using items, so why not try painting on different materials? First up, plastic! Materials Plastic bags, sheets, tubes etc. Acrylic paint (Experiment with a corner of the plastic with your paint type, we found that tempera paint flakes off) Brushes or other tools Craft tray We always find a smock helpful too: Directions Don your smock. Place your items to paint in your tray. First we decided to paint on a plastic sheet and used a piece of paper towel to move the paint, creating waves (as you can tell we are onto a beach-y theme this summer!) On the smaller items we used bushes. Allow to dry overnight. Our son then sketched out fish on watercolour paper, painted them, outlined them with permanent marker and a correction pen , cut them out and added them to the ocean, but the process of painting on plastic is just exciting on its own too! Go with your child(ren)’s energy! Here were a few of the smaller items (“My sister as a bird & a merman!”): Purpose Re-purposing items Painting on various materials Safety Notes We suggest that you wear a smock and use a craft tray to protect your clothing and surfaces. Use scissors with care and adult supervision, if you cut out items to add to your painting. Please like & share: Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Name* Email* Website Comment Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.