Thursday, January 14, 2010

A Preschool Snowflake Masterpiece

Perfect temperature for a perfect artistic snowy masterpiece.
I first saw this snowflake painting on the Frugal Family Fun Blog.
Materials needed are:
canvas board-(I was surprised they were so cheap--we have never used them before)
a few different shades of blue paint (or color of choice)
masking tape
For Kimberly's (3 years old) snowflake, I first made an X with masking tape, making sure to press the edges down firmly.

I then added a horizontal strip of tape and then used small pieces of tape for the ends of the snowflake.
Place the different colors of paint on a palette---we always us a plate.
Then paint, paint, paint.
I stressed to the kids to try and not really mix all the colors but try and make a swirl effect with the paint and to cover all of the canvas.
Becky prepared Luke's "fancy" canvas!
I just love these colors together.
Completely cover the canvas with paint. I also had the kids paint the edges of the canvas so it would look nice hanging up without a frame.
We let the paint dry overnight. This was a great lesson in patience.
Peel off the masking tape. It came off quite easily.
Great job, Luke!!
I then outlined the snowflakes with black sharpie marker.
It is quite a striking effect!!
It is winter artwort I am very happy to hang on the wall!!


Rhonda said...

Oh my goodness, these are amazing!

Lindsay said...

Just lovely, Joann! I think we might try that one!

Frugal Sara said...

Those are beautiful. I really want to make some! Thanks for sharing.

Risa said...

Love this idea! Adding canvas board to the ever-growing Michael's list.

Christie - Childhood 101 said...

Such a simple but effective idea. Thank you for sharing.

Mama to 5 said...

They turned out REALLy nice! We did something similar to this this week but used construction paper, didn't turn out nearly as nice as yours. I love the idea using a canvas!

Z said...

These look so beautiful!
Where is a good place to purchase the canvas boards?

Sherry said...

those are REALLY pretty!

Unknown said...

I saw these on Valerie's blog and want to do them too!

By the way, I really enjoy how you laid your paints out in the shape of a smiley face- you're just oozing with creativity!

Sheila said...

I really liked this art project how wonderful and they look so lovely we may have to add this one in to our art lessons.

Thanks so much for sharing,

jennwa said...

Those are terrfic. I love that idea.

Unknown said...

We loved your post so much, we couldn't wait for the winter season, so we made our own Halloween versions. Thanks for this Fantastic idea!

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Anonymous said...

I could picture this being done as an American flag as well. Tape off the stripes & paint red & stick adhesive stars on a left upper box & paint over with blue. Maybe more steps but would be nice. Thanks for the great idea.

Toddler Boy said...

Oh my Godness!!! Simple & effective idea make crazy.

Heather said...

What a great idea! I did this project with my kids and they loved it. I wrote a blog post about it, and mentioned your site. Thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said...

Thank you for this great idea! I made it today with one of the children I work with and it turned out great! Lots of fun and it was easy :) Thank you for sharing!

Rebecca said...

Pinned this to Pinterest!

Unknown said...

These came out so well! What fun!

Kim said...

These turned out great! Would it be ok if I shared an image from this post in a blog post about Tape Resist Art?
Kim (

Unknown said...

What size canvas did you use here?
I'm doing this with Kindergartners with 8x10's. Hoping they're big enough.

Heather Mullin said...

I am going to do a Miickey Mouse version of this. How can you see the tape when it is all cover to peel it off? Great idea! Thank you so much for sharing!

Anonymous said...

Just did this with my 4 year old. She loved it and its so cute!!