Splatter Paint Kids Craft

These fun, easy, and wonderfully messy splatter paintings could make great Christmas Card Covers or just be a new way to spend the morning.  In Houston, we had temperatures close to 80 degrees today and yesterday, but even if it is cold you might be able to find some leaves!
 
We put leaves on a paper and sprayed paint on them by flicking the end of a paintbrush toward the paper.
 

 The kids enjoyed flipping the paintbrushes with their fingers, though you could also use a little stick.
 After we finished I thought it would have looked so cute on the cover of a Christmas card!  Maybe next year!

3 comments:

Chels December 22, 2010 at 11:50 PM  

Those are way cute, and would be awesome Christmas cards! Good idea!

Toothbrushes work well for this, too. And I think they actually make brushes specifically for this and sell them at either craft or ceramic stores... my mom has one; it has short, stiff bristles that spiral up the stick, and then an attached stiff stick that flicks the bristles when you rotate the brush. You know, in case you want to get all high-tech. ;)

Ashley December 23, 2010 at 4:48 PM  

Great idea! I'm so nervous to do this kind of stuff with my son, he's so crazy messy and would start splattering the whole house, on purpose!

Jansen Family December 26, 2010 at 4:22 PM  

Chels--love the toothbrush idea!

Ashley--Kids ARE crazy! Sometimes I even take them outside to paint!