Two methods of creating texture while painting with these easily accessible items! 

Materials

Roller Painting

Roller Painting with make-it-your-own.com (Creative activities for kids)

  • Rolling pins (we used various types to create different kind of lines)
  • Paint
  • Craft trays
  • Paper or cardstock

Scrape Painting

Scrape Painting Using Cardboard with make-it-your-own.com (Creative activities for kids!)

 

  • Paper
  • Cardboard (These were inserts inside a box, but you can experiment with cutting your own)
  • Cardstock or thick paper
  • Paint
  • Craft trays

We always find a smock helpful too:

Roller Painting with make-it-your-own.com (Creative activities for kids)

Directions

Roller Painting

  • Don your smock.
  • Put out your paint in lines and roll your pins in them.
  • Apply them to your paper.

Roller Painting with make-it-your-own.com (Creative activities for kids)

Roller Painting with make-it-your-own.com (Creative activities for kids)

Roller Painting with make-it-your-own.com (Creative activities for kids)

Roller Painting with make-it-your-own.com (Creative activities for kids)

  • Voila!

Roller Painting with make-it-your-own.com (Creative activities for kids)

Roller Painting with make-it-your-own.com (Creative activities for kids)

 

Scrape Painting

 

 

 

 

  • Don your smock.
  • Lay your paper into your tray.
  • Put blobs of paint of various colours onto your paper.

Scrape Painting Using Cardboard with make-it-your-own.com (Creative activities for kids!)

  • Scrape the paint onto the paper using your cardboard, held at an angle.

Scrape Painting Using Cardboard with make-it-your-own.com (Creative activities for kids!)

 

  • Experiment with going in different directions.

Scrape Painting Using Cardboard with make-it-your-own.com (Creative activities for kids!)

  • Allow to dry overnight and use for collage!

Want to try another material for scraping paint?  Check this out: 

http://make-it-your-own.com/nature-finds-use-the-landscape-as-inspiration/

Purpose

  • Using an item for an activity that differs from its original purpose.
  • Exploring various tools and methods for creating the appearance of texture.

Safety Notes

  • We suggest that you wear a smock and use a craft tray to protect your clothing and surfaces.
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