Tape Resist Painting – Colorful Wall Hanging (Craft For Kids)

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My daughter had to stay home one day this week as she had ankle pain. So we decided to do some craft activity. Ever since I bought golden colored spray paint, she has been asking me to let her use it. This tape resist painting craft is actually a toddler craft and can be used to teach colors and shapes. It is pretty simple and she did not need any help.

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Things needed:

A canvas or even a thick chart paper would do.

Paint

Painters tape (I had to use the tape that was available at home. If you can get narrow tape, it will be better)

The fun part in this craft activity was spray painting and peeling off the tape.

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First we spray painted a kitchen towel roll to test our paint color. Then we proceeded to spray paint the canvas.

We talked about how far the paint can has to be held and how much pressure she has to apply (She had to use both thumbs). We also talked about spray painting evenly and spraying back and forth.

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Not bad for a first attempt.

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Once the paint dried, we started sticking the tape.

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The paint wrinkled when it dried. This happens for many reasons and one of them is not prepping the canvas surface. I wanted to keep this a simple activity that she can do all by herself. The wrinkles did give a nice textured look.

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We made some random shapes.

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Then poster paints were used.

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We also mixed colors – black and silver to get a gray metallic color.

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If using a wrap around canvas, the art will look nicer if the edges are painted too.

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Now comes the fun part, peeling the tape. Tape has to be peeled when the paint is still wet.

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Tape resist painting ready.

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So what craft did you do with your kids today?

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