My 4 year old is learning about shapes and colors at preschool this year, so I decided to try a little art project at home that would get her thinking about both. We used painter's tape to create different shapes for her to paint in. This made it simple for her to stay within the lines because the tape served as a nice barrier for her broad brush strokes. A simple project that looks like a masterpiece!
- White canvas
- Paint brush
- Acrylic paints
- Painter’s tape
1. Spread your painter’s tape across your canvas. Our first piece went diagonally across, then we did about 4 or 5 more pieces so that we ended up with triangles and quadrilaterals for my daughter to paint.
2. Have your kids paint the different shapes created by the tape. You should leave no white spaces. It’s okay to get paint on the tape, just don’t go over into the next section.
3. Paint all of the white spaces on the canvas.
4. Let the paint dry completely, then carefully remove the tape to reveal your masterpiece.