A few painting techniques for kids to make notebooks for their friends. Materials Contact paper Scissors Pencil/eraser Permanent marker Paint Paint tray Notebooks (we used an unfinished kraft type) Smock Craft tray Cotton swabs Plastic sheet (acetate, laminating sheets etc.) Directions Draw and cut out a shape from contact paper for your notebook, making a sticker. You can use the shape itself or the outside of the shape which makes a stencil. Peel off the paper from the back of your shape and adhere it to your notebook, assuring it has many contact on all edges or use your stencil in the same fashion. Place your notebook in your craft tray and your paint in your tray. Don your smock. Dot Technique Use your cotton swab tips to make little dots, covering your notebook. Plastic Printing Technique Use your cotton swabs to make lines on your plastic sheet. While it is wet, carefully put your notebook facedown (where the sticker is) onto the paint. Lift up carefully. Both Allow your notebooks to dry. Carefully remove your stickers. Enjoy recording your drawings, thoughts, experiments etc. in your notebook- whatever you love! OR give it to a friend to do the same. Purpose Personalizing items Safety Notes Use scissors and permanent with care and direct adult supervision. Be sure to use a smock and a craft tray to protect surfaces and your clothing. Please like & share: Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published.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.