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Drip Painting Art Project for Kids

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We love painting at our house.  Today I want to show you a simple drip painting art project for kids!

I try to change up our art projects and do them in different ways.  It makes the project so much more interesting for the kids.  Drip painting is a simple way to make painting a little more fun.

drip painting art project for kids

Drip painting is a wonderful art project for younger kids.  It is great for an outdoor activity on a warm summer day!

How to Do the Drip Painting Art Project for Kids:

For this art project you just need ziplock baggies and some tempera paints, plus some paper to paint on!

Start by choosing your colors, that will determine how many bags you need. Pour a little bit of paint into each ziplock baggie.

Cut a tiny hole off the corner of the bag.   You will use this hole to drip the paint onto your paper.  We did this outside on a warm sunny day.  This will be a messier project!

We used five different colors and five bags.
messy drip painting for kids
Just hold the bags up over your paper and let the paint drip, drip drip out!
It will make some fun pretty patterns.


drip painting art project for kids


After a while, every art project always turns into a swirly color mixing adventure!

drip painting messy art for kids

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  1. Hi! I just saw your post on the homeschool coop page on FB. I love this idea and will be trying it with my girls as soon as the weather gets nice! Thanks for the inspiration!

  2. Drip painting looks like our kind of fun. I can’t wait for it to get warmer. It’s snowing right now. Bummer. Maybe I could do a smaller version of what you have done and put the paper in cake pans to minimize the mess indoors.

    Your blog looks like a really fun blog. I can’t wait to search through it and watch for what you do next.


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