Oh, the excitement of trying something new!

This activity was featured on:

OhCreative

http://www.ohcreativeday.com/kids-crafts-school-holidays/

(Check out Shannon’s site for all sorts of simple and fun activities to do over the summer holidays with your kids!)

Materials

Squeegee Painting with make-it-your-own.com (Creative activities for kids).  This process art is an easy set-up and the paper can then be used for collage, packaging or personalized gift wrap!

  • Squeegee
  • Thicker paint (acrylic, tempra)
  • Kraft paper
  • Tape
  • Table cloth or drop sheet

We always find a smock helpful too:

Squeegee Painting with make-it-your-own.com (Creative activities for kids).  This process art is an easy set-up and the paper can then be used for collage, packaging or personalized gift wrap!

Directions

Squeegee Painting with make-it-your-own.com (Creative activities for kids).  This process art is an easy set-up and the paper can then be used for collage, packaging or personalized gift wrap!

  • Place a table cloth or drop sheet on your work surface.  Roll out your paper and tape the ends down.  We always find it helpful to go the opposite way of the roll.  If your roll is particularly “curly”, tape the roll under the edge of the table.
  • Don your smock.
  • Add drips and stripes of paint to your paper.  We found that starting with the darker colours and then adding the light after (on top of the other paint) allowed them to retain more of their brightness.
  • Pull your squeegee through your paint.  Experiment with different directions, lifting the squeegee etc.
  • If you want to add another dimension, apply stickers first to form a resist and paint over them, pulling the stickers off in a few hours once your paper is dry.

Squeegee Painting with make-it-your-own.com (Creative activities for kids).  This process art is an easy set-up and the paper can then be used for collage, packaging or personalized gift wrap!

  • Use your paper for collages, wrapping packages to go in the mail, and as gift wrap!

Purpose

  • Exploring different painting tools.
  • Mixing colours (The formation of secondary colours)

Safety Notes

  • We suggest that you wear a smock and use a craft table cloth or drop to protect your clothing and surfaces.
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4 Responses

  1. Bonnie Scorer

    Thank you so much for including us on your article about Handmade wrapping paper ideas!

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