While SPLATTER PAINT FUN! can be done anytime of the year, we thought it would be an exceptional craft to do on the 4th of July! This can get messy, so be sure to cover your work area with old newspapers or, better yet, take it outside! I helped L with the cut-outs, but let her do most of the splattering on her own. It’s so much fun splattering paint, I bet you’ll want to join in the fun too!
- toothbrush and/or kitchen scrub brush
- construction paper
- old cereal box
- old newspapers, towels, etc.
First, cover your work area with old newspapers. After all, the paint will splatter!
Next, cut some fun shapes out of your old cereal box. We did some wavy stripes, stars, and a city skyline for the 4th of July.
Lay the shapes atop your construction paper. You can do all the shapes at once or, as we did, layer them.
Next, dip your toothbrush bristles into paint. Facing the toothbrush downwards (bristles facing the paper) have your kids run their fingers along the bottom of the brush splattering the paint. When splattering around shapes, the more the better!
After splattering is complete, remove cardboard shapes carefully.
If layering paint and patterns, you can now lay more shapes down and splatter with a different color of paint.
Experiment! Have fun! Make messes!
With the kitchen brush, we didn’t “splatter” necessarily. (But you could!) Instead, L dipped the brush into paint and then pushed the bristles down on her paper to make her own, unique fireworks display! So cute and easy!
For more fun painting ideas check out our page “10 New Ways to Paint“! Enjoy!!!