Here is a super easy and cute art project that you can do with your kids or by yourself!
I taught a girl's summer camp this art project and they loved it.
Here are the supplies you will need:
1 colour paint of our choosing (make sure it is a dark colour)
Stencil Plastic (optional)
Tape your stencil plastic over your animal shape and trace it out.
If you are not doing this project with kids, then you can just cut out your animal from the piece of paper and use it as your stencil, you can skip to step 3.
Cut out your stencil using the exacto knife and cutting board.
Tape your cut out animal on your canvas. I used a tape roll. Then trace around it.
Take a piece of painter's tape and stick it on the cutting board. Using your knife, make thin strips of tape. A ruler may come in handy for this part.
Section off your animal using the paint stips. Make sure that there are no spots that are too small or too large. Using your fingernail, rub all of the paint tape down to make sure you have a good seal.
Start with the colour you picked and colour in 3 to 4 sections. Next add a small bit of white to your colour to create a tint. Paint in 3 to 4 sections with this new colour. Continue on adding white to your colour creating lighter tints and painting in the sections until your animal is completely filled it.
This is a great opportunity to teach kids about the differences between tints and shades. A tint is any colour mixed with white. A shade is any colour mixed with black.
Wait about 10 minutes or until the paint is completely dry and then take off your tape! You can then erase your pencil lines.
Here are the pieces the girls made:
Thanks for reading and good luck with your project!