Repeat Fish Collage using Painted Paper

Painted paper fish collage art project

Updated on October 31, 2013: Enjoy this updated version of one of my favorite lessons…. Kids love painting paper. Place a piece of white paper and a few tubs of paint on a table and watch ‘em go at it. Pure joy. If you think Kinders love this technique, watch your fifth graders. They go all out. This is also a great lessons for teaching about patterns, design and repetition. … Read More →

Truck Shape Art Project

Truck Art Project using shape and painted paper

Diving straight into a messy art project at the beginning of a school year might be crazy, but I do it anyway. I adore watching kids paint and they love to do it, so it’s a win-win. This painted paper lesson has huge benefits: teaches little kids how to hold a brush, how to make big brush strokes, how to follow a set of instructions and how to create texture. … Read More →

Fun with Painted Paper & Technique Videos

Fun-with-Painted-Paper

  Creating painted paper is an absolute joy for children. There is absolutely no wrong way to do it and the kids know it. I’ve gotten into the practice of starting my kinder and 1st grade art rotations with a painted paper project. You may have to wash a few extra brushes, but in the end, the children are smiling and you’ll have enough painted paper pieces to last the … Read More →

Paper Owl Art Project

paper-owls

Wow your students and start the art year off with a painted paper art project. There is simply nothing more engaging to students than experimenting with paint. So grab your tempera paints and paint brushes and have some fun! How to make the painted paper: Sheets of 12″ x 18″ white sulphite paper (70 lbs) Liquid tempera paints Brushes, sponges, texture tools, plastic forks, etc. Then, watch this video for … Read More →

Painted Paper Butterflies

Butterfly art lesson

I love happy art lessons. The ones that engage children right from the get-go. These painted paper butterflies are a perennial favorite in my art room. My first graders make painted paper and then use the paper to create butterfly wings. I set out wing templates from my Eric Carle-Inspired Lesson Plans PDF but encourage the children to make their own wing shapes. If the children draw their own wings, … Read More →

Circle Paintings with Kinders

Circle-Painting

Line up twenty containers of colorful paint, add in fat brushes, cover two tables with white craft paper and you have the set-up for a perfect art day. For my last day with my Kinders, free-expression painting was the order of the day. The children filed into class, stood behind a paint color they liked and listened to a very short list of instructions: Make the first mark a circle … Read More →

Painted Paper Video

Painted-Paper-Video-from-DSS

Painted paper is a must-have for every art room. Children LOVE creating painted paper and the ideas for lesson ideas are endless. Here is a mini (1 minute) video showing you the steps to make painted paper at home or in the classroom. Enjoy! For a complete photo-tutorial, visit my post on How to Make Painted Paper