Mirror Picture Painting with Star Tempera Poster Paint
Updated: Jul 17
"Mirror Picture" activity can be quite exciting for children, especially when they do it for the first time.
Black felt (optional)
To begin, each student is provided with a piece of paper, which should be folded in half. This folded paper will serve as the canvas for their artwork.
Next, the students are encouraged to use Star Tempera paint to create their desired images. They can apply the paint on one side of the folded paper. For those seeking a more controlled and precise picture, a brush can be used to apply the paint. On the other hand, for a more spontaneous and surprising effect, the students can dribble the paint out of a squeegee bottle. This technique adds an element of unpredictability to their artwork.
Once the paint has been applied, the students carefully fold the paper together again, aligning the two halves and gently pressing them together. This step ensures that the paint on one side of the fold transfers to the other side, creating a mirrored effect.
Finally, the students unfold the paper, and to their delight, they discover that each side of the fold now displays a mirror image of the other. This creates a fascinating visual impact and showcases their artistic creativity.
Optionally, black felt can be provided to frame the mirror picture, enhancing its presentation and providing a neat finishing touch.
By engaging in this Mirror Picture activity, students have the opportunity to explore the art of painting and discover the concept of symmetry and its visual effects.