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Textured Paint Collage

Textured Paint Collage
Messiness: High
Age Range: 3y - 9y
Estimated Time: <30 mins

Activity Designer

Stephanie Sims
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Under the sea? Springtime flowers? Outer space? A day at the beach? This painting technique can be used for anything you can imagine!

How We Did It

Textured Paint Collage
We love to paint in our house, and this time we were using our imaginations and paints to create texture!
Textured Paint Collage
Madeleine had a vision for an under-the-sea picture, so she got right on it. First the bottom of the sea, for the background. She painted it nice and thick.
Textured Paint Collage
Next came the water! I showed her how to use the paintbrush lightly, so the paint could be spread thickly on the paper.
Textured Paint Collage

When that was done, we set the painting aside to dry. Now for the combs! Since this was Maddie's first time doing this, to help her to understand the concept, I drew lines on the cardboard for her to cut out "teeth" for the combs. Some were wide teeth, some were small and pointy.

Textured Paint Collage

Next came making the textures! Maddie just dragged the comb through the sea, and then the sand. Crossing lines (horizontal and vertical) makes interesting patterns, too!

Textured Paint Collage
When her background was finished, she painted another piece of paper--this time on a piece of construction paper. This would be used for the collage cutouts.
Textured Paint Collage

She created more textures (the spiral pattern was made with the end of the paintbrush).... and then left the painting to dry.

Textured Paint Collage

When the paintings were dry, she cut out collage shapes.

Textured Paint Collage

We glued on our shapes, and the paintings were done! If they've curled some, just weigh them down with books or something after they've dried. So bright and beautiful!

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Your projects are so creative and easy to replicate. Thank you for sharing. I love sharing these with teachers when I do workshops.

posted by: Carmen Amanda on 1.15.2013

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