Tuesday, August 28, 2012


Painting With Tape

Using tape to make a resist-painting is a fabulous way to let your preschooler step up a normal painting craft into a project that uses planning and creativity!  Even toddlers love this project!

Simple Supplies:
* Cardstock or other heavy paper to paint on (we used computer paper, but that makes removing the tape a more delicate process)
* Masking tape
* Paints and brushes

Easy How-To:
* Explain to your child that she will be placing masking tape on her paper before she paints.  Then, she will paint right on top of the tape and paper.  When the painting is dry, she will remove the tape to make white spots on the paper.
* Ask her how big she would like the pieces of masking tape.  Tear them off and hand them to her.
* Allow her to paint however she likes.
* After it dries, remove the tape.
* The project is finished now, but if you'd prefer you can let your child add another layer of artwork to the piece.  Markers or crayons make a fun contrast, but even a new layer of paint will give interesting effects!

I may share at any of these parties!


Keitha said...

Carla, I wanted you to know that your blog has inspired me! Your creativity and love of learning are present in everything you post. Thank you for sharing so many wonderful ideas and for taking the time to reach out and comment on my blog. I am passing on the One Lovely Blog and Very Inspiring Blogger Award to you. You can find out about it in this post. http://keithaschaos.blogspot.com/2012/08/one-lovely-blog-and-very-inspiring.html You are under no obligation to accept it. I just wanted to recognize you.

Crystelle said...

How fun! I forgot about this idea... I bet the kids love it....
I love it too!

Jessica said...

This is a simple and cute idea! I can see the kids' faces really light up when they see that "surprise" shape appear! Visiting from the Super Link Party :)


Earning-My-Cape said...

I love this!
Thanks for sharing with my Super Link Party! :-)

bgorden said...

I just wanted to say thank you for leaving such a sweet note on my Reading the Easy Way =-) You made me smile!!

What Haunted House book.... that sound like something my kids would LOVE! I was trying to find it on Amazon and there are several - is it the pop up one or the classic one?

Beth =-)

Carla at Preschool Powol Packets said...

Keitha, Thank you so much! I feel so honored! I will certainly do my best to pass them on too!

Crystelle, I think the best activities are fun for children and their parents! Or maybe I just never quite grew up... ;)

Jessica, Thanks for coming by! Simple is wonderful, isn't it?!

Earning My Cape, Thanks for hosting the party!

Beth, I love your blog! The Haunted House book I was talking about is actually pretty old (copyrighted 1975), but it is a wonderful age-appropriate mystery! My kids "discovered" it recently when we moved their books from a bucket to a shelf, and they haven't put it down since! You can see it on Amazon (http://www.amazon.com/HAUNTED-HOUSE-Disneys-Wonderful-Reading/dp/0394825705/ref=sr_1_6?ie=UTF8&qid=1346334835&sr=8-6&keywords=the+haunted+house+disney), but I bet you could get it way cheaper at an online thrift book store (thriftbooks.com is one of my new faves!).

Anonymous said...

What a fun idea! I have pinned this onto my art Pinterest board. Thank you for linking up this week to my Enchanted Thursdays Blog Hop!

Earning-My-Cape said...

Congratulations! Painting With Tape is one of this week's features on my Super Link Party! Come on by & grab a featured button! :-)

Carla at Preschool Powol Packets said...

Thanks, Enchanted Homeschooling Mom!

Woo hoo! Thanks, Earning My Cape!

Darcy said...

That's a new discovery, thank you for sharing.