Have your kids tried Tape Resist Painting? I personally think this is one of the most exciting art activities for kids, because they never know the full effect of their artwork until they remove the tape. We did this tape resist painting technique for the first time when we tried out Snowflake Painting. So this time around, we decided to make abstract and geometric shapes to create our artwork.
Tape Resist Painting
What you need for Tape Resist Painting:
- Paper or canvas
- Paint brushes
- Duct tape
How to create Tape Resist Painting:
- Randomly stick straight lines of duct tape throughout the paper or canvas. I preferred sticking long lines that would reach till the end of the paper. But my younger kids preferred to create some shapes within their artwork. Let the kids apply their own tape. It’s part of the process.
- Paint on the white spaces. Let the kids experiment with painting different contrasting or complementary in each space. It’s all up to their creativity and imagination. Make sure to paint all over. And don’t worry about putting paint on the duct tape.
- When the paint is somewhat dry, remove the duct tape. The kids got all excited about this part, because removing the duct tape revealed their finished artwork. Notice the white straight lines on the artwork. Doesn’t it create a beautiful effect?
Do you think your kids would like this tape resist painting technique? Have fun with it. Use complementary colors. And who knows, their artwork might just be beautiful enough to hang on your wall.
Don’t forget to visit the Art Activities for Kids page of Kidz Activities for more fun, process art ideas to do with kids.