I tried this activity that I found on http://www.refinery29.com/diy-paint-project with one of my 10 year-old students with ASD. The hardest part was putting the tape, however the rest requires minimal skills. It was an absolute success. It makes a beautiful gift just on time for Valentine’s Day!
You Will Need:
- Acrylic Paints in bright colors
- White Acrylic paint
- A paintbrush
- Wide Painters Tape
You will need to do this activity in 2 parts since the first part has to dry completely before completing the second part.
First, begin by having children paint the entire canvas in stripes.
Use different colored paints and let it dry completely.
Then cut 2.5 inch pieces of painters tape and cover the dried canvas in a chevron pattern. Push down well on all corners.
Paint the entire canvas with white acrylic paint. You can choose to do 2 coats and let dry completely. Next time i’d like to try this with silver or gold paint!
Peel off the tape to reveal a beautiful art piece!