Here’s a fun and inspirational splatter paint art project for kids that will help children increase their creative confidence and boost their self-esteem. And I love that this activity combines two cool art techniques- tape resist and splatter paint!
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This splatter paint art project is perfect for both kids who love art and those who may feel a bit hesitant when it comes to being creative. It’s something anyone can do, and kids are always amazed at the results.
In this art project I combined two of our favorite art techniques- tape resist and splatter paint. Both techniques are always so exciting for the kids to try out! I also wanted to inspire kids to recognize their strengths and always reach for their goals, so I incorporated the writing of affirmative statements in the blank area of the artwork. This post contains affiliate links.
Inspirational Splatter Paint Art Project for Kids
Materials for Splatter Paint Art Project
- White art paper
- Painter’s tape
- Tempera or acrylic paints
- Black Sharpie
Directions for Splatter Paint Art Project
1. Start by placing intersecting strips of painter’s tape across your art paper.
2. Paint over your entire canvas. You can use just one color like we did…
… or you can use a variety of colors like my husband’s 4th graders chose to do.
3. Splatter paint over your entire canvas with a variety of colors. (This can obviously get a bit messy. We placed a drop cloth under the table we were using in the classroom. You could also do this step outside.)
4. Carefully peel off the painter’s tape to reveal your completed painting.
5. After the painting has dried completely, use your black Sharpie to write inspirational phrases and words in the blank spaces.
When I did this project with my husband’s class, we first brainstormed words and phrases together to get the kids started. Some ideas they came up with:
- Never give up.
- Follow your heart.
- Nobody is perfect.
- You can do it.
- Make it yours.
6. Optional: Mount your finished project on poster board or foam core, or frame it!
Display your finished project!
Young children that aren’t yet writing can still do this project. Just leave out the writing portion or write the words for them. Here’s a similar splatter paint project I did with Lucy and Theo when they were younger.