Beautiful, fun and easy activity for children of all skill levels.
You will Need:
- White card stock paper
- cutouts from magazines (people animals etc…)
- Thin black marker
- Large Stencil in the shape of a balloon (I created these from construction paper)
- stick glue
- Tempra paints in several colors
- Round sponge brush or just use your fingers
Find cutouts of people, animals and interesting items in magazines. Cut them out.
Paste one of these small pictures at the bottom of the white paper.
Cut out the shape of a balloon on a different piece of construction paper.
Use painter’s tape to stick the balloon shaped stencil on top of the white card stock that has the magazine picture on it. Make sure the stencil covers the magazine picture so that paint will not touch it.
Have children dip their thumbs in different colored paints and stamp the inside of the stencil. Our younger kids just painted with their fingers.
Once dry, remove the stencil to reveal what looks like lots of balloons. Use a thin black sharpie to draw ballon strings so that it looks like the magazine item is holding the balloons.