Welcome to one of the projects in our series 8 Awesome Handprint Art Projects to do With Your Kids! To learn more about the project and see a complete list of methods, materials and projects, click here to start at the beginning. (new tab will open for you) Affiliate links have been used.
8. Make a creative scene
Supplies you will need:
- Colored paper and paper with patterns if you choose to do the matted look and mount them for impact. (See photos.)
- Glue sticks for mounting
- Small paint brushes: I recommend this brand of brushes. They do not fall apart like cheaper brushes do, they hold up to frequent use and proper cleaning as well.
- Foam flat brushes
- Colored acrylic paints: This is the same set I have in my own home. You get a nice variety of colors at a good price. Plus, the box this set comes in is sturdy, so you can continue to use it for storage.
- Black sharpie or nice thin pens for detailing
You can use any color paint you choose for these and then you’ll need a fine black pen.
- You can cut pieces of construction paper in half to make a long piece for each child for these and then it doesn’t use as much paper.
- They can use any combination of fingertips, stacking or doubling even, and getting creative in making a themed picture. Let them do the fingertips and then let dry.
- Once it’s dry, they can go back in with pen and fill in details. They come up with some great stuff doing these!
- Complete your artwork by mounting it onto a background page that peeks out around the edges to form a frame and give it a matted look. Use glue stick on the back of your artwork to affix it to the background page.
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