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Today I want to share with you a very messy, but really fun art project that I did with my kids. It’s called Splat Painting and is a wonderful action art project. We had a blast with this one. I hope you will, too!
This art project is great for younger kids, or kids who are more active. We all have some of those, right?
Supplies for Splat Painting:
Spatulas or large spoons
Large piece of paper- such as butcher paper
How to Do Splat Painting Art:
I poured a little paint into some plastic cups and watered it down quite a bit. Next, I soaked the sponges in the paint and water mixture.
I rolled out our paper outside since this is a messy project. Make sure your kids are in clothes you don’t care about. Or cover them with smocks or big t-shirts that can get messy.
Put the paint-soaked sponges on the paper in various places and let the kids smack them with spatulas or large spoons. This is where things get exciting and a little crazy! Let them. You may notice that a stronger paper would work a bit better here since they may get a bit rough!
The paint will splatter all over making a beautiful, colorful work of art.
I love this action shot of my son getting ready to whack the sponges!
The finished splat painting art is colorful and quite lovely. Looks a bit like some famous abstract art, yes?
This is a great tie in to a lesson about Jackson Pollock! Also try our Eye Dropper Painting!
Try also my Paintball Art!