Easy Art for Kids
Easy Art for Kids
Easy Art for Kids
Coming up with new ideas for kid's art projects usually turns into the same, mediocre crayon-on-paper ordeal.
Even your average 4 year-old is yawning behind the colored wax sticks. With this tutorial, you can help creative a wonderfully artistic and memorable experience for you and your little one!

With a little bit of science and tempura, washable paint, we'll make concentric circles that you and your kids will marvel at.

Here's to wallhanging-worthy kids art! Let's get started!





Step 1: Creating the stand

Easy Art for Kids
Easy Art for Kids
There are many different ways to do this; all we're looking to create is a stable stand that we can thread through to create a pendulum that will drop paint onto our canvas or paper.

I used wood to create my stand, which consisted of
Two 2x4s, 24 inches long
Four 2x2s, 8 inches long
One 30 inch dowel
a handful of screws
and thread.

Other types of stands can be made of PVC pipes, or even cardboard boxes with a paper-towel role as your dowel. Get creative! This is art, after all!

Step 2: Gathering paint supplies

Easy Art for Kids
Easy Art for Kids
I used a pair of Wilton squeeze bottles and filled them with Tempura, washable, kid-friendly, paint. These will be used as the applicators. I thinned the paint a tad bit with water to achieve a slightly more liquid consistency.

I used a square piece of pre-treated canvas material. This will be what sits on the ground and gets painted on. You could also use card stock or poster boards.

Step 3: Getting Ready

Easy Art for Kids
Easy Art for Kids
Easy Art for Kids
Easy Art for Kids
Easy Art for Kids
Easy Art for Kids
Easy Art for Kids
Easy Art for Kids
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I drilled a small hole through my dowel where a piece of string will connect it to the paint applicator. This will be our pendulum.

Next, I prepped my Wilton squeeze bottle by cutting out the bottom, and making two small holes about a half inch away from the newly cut bottom, exactly opposite each other. These two holes will be strung through with the string hanging from our dowel.

Now, cut a larger opening on the squeeze top so the paint can flow easily out of it. Because we thinned our paint a bit with water, it should flow out effortlessly. I put a small cup directly underneath the bottle so it wouldn't get unto my canvas material until I was ready to set it in motion.

Step 4: Set it in motion and watch it go!

Easy Art for Kids
Easy Art for Kids
Easy Art for Kids
I used a circular motion to get the pendulum paint bottle moving around. And the effect it creates is awesome!

Hope you enjoy your art experience with your little ones!
 
 

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