Here’s a favourite kids’ art idea from our archive: reverse printing painting.
Reverse print painting
We tried out some reverse print painting today. It was one of those fabulous ideas, which come from a child saying ‘I wonder what would happen if…?’
We’d been messy about with some painting and B had already created a picture full of colour and interesting shapes, using plenty paint to cover the whole surface of her painting and thick paint brushes to swirl colours together and make patterns.
Then she wondered what would happen if she placed another piece of paper over the top of her design to take a print. And the result?
A beautiful print of her painting. She was interested to notice that the printing and pressing affected the original painting too – the squashing by her hands making the surface of the thick paint swoosh around and create some new patterns.
Why not get some paints out this week, with no particular result in mind, and see what experiments the children can come up with?
More kids painting ideas
Ever tried spice paining?
Or tried painting on texture?