Folded paint artwork otherwise called as squish painting makes beautiful art effortlessly !
This activity is an old one but a good one. Whatâ€™s more fun is the beautiful results regardless of how much skill you have !
I am sure most of you have made folded paint butterflies in your childhood. There is absolutely no limitation to bolted painting artwork. So why not add a little modification and transform the butterfly into a friendly monster? Let your child use his imagination and make different creations using this technique!
Things youâ€™ll need to make a folded paint monster :
- Painting paper
- Acrylic paints
- Spoons or icy-pole sticks to drop the paint onto the paper
- Strips of colored paper
- Googly eyes or sticker eyes
What to do:
- To begin, layout the painting paper and paints. Pre-fold some extra sheets so they would be ready to go.
- Open back the pre-fold paper. Folding the paper helps identification of the center line and makes it easier to squish later on.
- Spoon on blobs of paint somewhere around the middle of your paper. If you put paint to close to the edges itâ€™ll get messy later, so try and stick roughly to the middle.
- Carefully fold your paper in half again and begin squishing! Press and spread the paint around to transfer the image to both sides of the paper. This can be a good lesson in color mixing and symmetry.
- When you are done squishing carefully open up the paper and check out your squish paint creation!
- Now give a random shape to the monster using a marker.
Add details: For eyes, use the eye stickers/stick googly eyes.
You can help your child to make legs using color strips. Cut the monsters out and glue the color strips as hands or legs.