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Splatter Painting, Paint Lesson Made Easy


Splatter painting is an exciting and versatile art activity that kids of all ages love!


If you're a busy art teacher seeking a quick and fun project, splatter painting is a great choice. Use this easy guide as it takes little time. Add cutout shapes or jar lids to the paper before painting to add an extra dimension.


You will need:

  • Star Tempera Paint - You will need to add water to make the paint a little runny.

  • Paper or cardboard

  • Paper cups

  • Brushes or plastic spoons

  • Large jar lids, caps, or cut-out cardboard shapes

  • Protective clothing or aprons.

  • I recommend: newspaper or plastic sheeting for surface protection as this can get messy.

  • Painting outside on the grass is a safe option. The Star Tempera Paint is a temporary and will wash away.


Put a few shaped objects on top of the paper. We placed two plastic jar lids on the paper.
Put a few shaped objects on top of the paper. We placed two plastic jar lids on the paper.

Steps:

  1. Set up: Lay the paper or other surfaces on the ground or use a sturdy surface like cardboard. Consider using a drop cloth for indoor painting.

  2. Put a few shaped objects on top of the paper. We placed two plastic jar lids on the paper.

  3. Prepare Star Tempera Paint in paper cups.

  4. Dip brushes or spoons into the paint.

  5. Flick your wrist to splatter the paint across the paper.

  6. Repeat the splattering motion with one or more colours until you're satisfied with the artwork.

  7. Encourage students to experiment with different splatter motions: wrist flicks, arm flicks, varying distances, and creative motions.

  8. Let the artwork dry.


Splatter Painting, Paint Lesson with Star Tempera
Splatter Painting, Paint Lesson with Star Tempera

Ideas for Finished Artworks:

  • Display the artwork: Hang the paintings on the wall, framed or unframed.

  • Make greeting cards: Cut out small squares or rectangles from the splatter art and glue them onto blank cards or folded cardstock.

  • Collaborative projects: Combine individual splatter paintings into larger compositions or collages.

  • Mixed media creations: Incorporate the splatter paintings into mixed media projects by combining them with collage or drawing.

Splatter painting with Star Tempera
Splatter painting with Star Tempera

Splatter painting is a simple and enjoyable way to engage students in the creative process. With minimal setup and cleanup, you can provide a memorable art experience that allows students to express themselves freely. So, grab those brushes and let the splattering begin!


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Tony Parker


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