Splatter painting is a fun activity to do with the kids to get them outside and encourage them to be creative. There is no right or wrong way to do splatter painting, which makes it the perfect activity for kids of all ages.
There are many different techniques and ways to do splatter painting. I have never met a child who did not like this activity because they could truly just make a mess–and it was okay! Adults can even join in on the fun and make their own artwork. Who knows? You may just create the next piece to frame and hang on the wall to show off.
Splatter painting does not take a lot of supplies or require a special place to be able to do it. I am going to list below what you need, and then you just find the perfect outdoor space. This is the perfect art project to keep little hands busy on beautiful days.
One tip to keep in mind is the more watery the paints, the easier they will be to squirt through the blasters and splatter onto the canvas. Let the kids go wild! Using their imagination and their youthful energy will make for the best artwork. They will be so proud of what they have created and the fact that it is all their creation!
- Finger paints or Poster Paints
- Water Blasters
- Small Bowls
1. Add the fingerpaints or poster paints to small bowls. Add a
tablespoon of water at a time until the paint is thin enough to suck up with the water blasters. (This activity is very messy; please do it outside in an area that you can hose down.)
2. Place the canvas against something sturdy.
3. Invite your little ones to suck up paint colors with the water
blasters and shoot the paint onto the canvas.
4. When they are finished, gently place the canvas flat in the
sun to dry.
There is nothing more fun than seeing the final creations from splatter painting. If you are going to be doing art with your kids now that the weather is warmer, this is the perfect activity for you!
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