Over the years I have noticed the kids and I seem to find arty activities that we enjoy and then we tend to do various versions of them on repeat. When the kids were younger it was often collages – boy did we do lots of different collages and tissue paper pictures. These days we are doing more painting and working with our watercolour pencils but one of our favourite fun arty crafty activities has to be our dimensional paint (very similar effect to black glue that you use on Pinterest). We have used it for all kinds of designs. The kids enjoy the effect of having the outlines raised and my son likes that it prevents the watercolours from mixing. I like the fact that they are exploring and having fun with colours and squeezing the tube is a brilliant hand strengthening activity.
The latest idea was to use our dimensional paint for tree outlines
and some fun modern circular flowers.
If you have never used dimensional paint before it does take some time to dry and while it is drying it can smudge so once the kids have created the outlines you want to leave it overnight to dry properly.
Once it is properly dry the kids can start decorating their pictures. We used our watercolour paints this time (in the past the kids have also used their Sharpies with the dimensional paint and the effect was stunning).
And a few of the finished pictures.
The Dimensional paint that we use is this one – Tulip 3D Fabric Paint 4oz Matte (Basic Black).
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