Squish Painting – How kids can create art using this ?

Published on March 2, 2016


Folded paint artwork otherwise called as squish painting makes beautiful art effortlessly !

This activity is an old one but a good one. What’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 you’ll need to make a folded paint monster :

  • Painting paper
  • Acrylic paints
  • Spoons or icy-pole sticks to drop the paint onto the paper
  • Scissors
  • Strips of colored paper
  • Googly eyes or sticker eyes

What to do:

  1. To begin, layout the painting paper and paints. Pre-fold some extra sheets so they would be ready to go.
  2. Open back the pre-fold paper. Folding the paper helps identification of the center line and makes it easier to squish later on.
  3. Spoon on blobs of paint somewhere around the middle of your paper. If you put paint to close to the edges it’ll get messy later, so try and stick roughly to the middle.
  4. 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.
  5. When you are done squishing carefully open up the paper and check out your squish paint creation!
  6. 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.

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