Tape resist art is THE BEST. You’ve got to try this.
Cardboard. Tape. Paint. It’s a simple recipe for one very big masterpiece. Tape resist art is everything – I can’t wait for you to make this at your house.
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It’s an easy art activity with a big WOW factor.
Here’s what tape resist art is: using tape as a border, an outline, to create a negative space against the paint.
Also, it’s just really cool.
It’s easy – and I bet you have all the supplies to try this at your house.
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How to set up a tape resist art activity:
On a large cardboard box, use tape to make shapes, lines, or even words.
If your child is old enough, let them help or be the lead at creating their tape design – my son is 7 so he did a lot of this tape work on his own.
What’s amazing about this activity is that it’s perfect for even young toddlers – the end product, the final result, it works no matter what “level” of artist you’re working with.
It also makes a great gift on canvas if you need something fun to give grandma.
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- Cardboard box or canvas
- Painter’s Tape
- Washable Tempera Paint (this stuff is awesome)
As your child works on this activity, depending on their age, challenge them to use many colors.
Encourage them to fill in all the shapes fully – the more paint the better!
Lay the project to dry and make sure it is good and dry before you start pealing away the tape.
Sometimes the tape can start to pull up the paint so do be gentle, slow, and careful as you remove it.
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Tape resist art is one for the ages…
It doesn’t take much to create a beautiful piece of kid art – and I can’t recommend this enough.
My son’s artwork is still on display in our house… because it ended up that cool. I know the artwork at your house will too.
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