Garden Art Painting
Are you looking for a fun and creative outdoor activity to keep your kids entertained this summer? Look no further than garden art painting! With just a few supplies, your kids can transform ordinary clay pots into beautiful works of art that will brighten up any garden.
What do I need?
To get started with garden art painting, you will need:
- Clay pots (various sizes and shapes)
- Acrylic paints (assorted colors)
- Paint brushes (various sizes)
- Water cups (to rinse brushes)
- Paint palette or paper plate
- Newspaper or a plastic tablecloth (to protect your work surface)
Setting Up the Game
First, find a flat and stable work surface outdoors, such as a picnic table or patio. Cover the surface with newspaper or a plastic tablecloth to protect it from paint splatters. Next, set out the clay pots, acrylic paints, paint brushes, water cups, and paint palette or paper plate.
Rules of the game
There are no strict rules to garden art painting! Encourage your kids to use their imaginations and experiment with different colors and designs. They can paint stripes, dots, flowers, or any other design they like. Remind them to rinse their brushes in water between colors to prevent colors from mixing.
Variations of the game
Here are a few variations to try:
- Use stencils or stickers to create more intricate designs.
- Use glow-in-the-dark paint to make your pots stand out at night.
- Create a theme for your pots, such as a fairy garden or a beach scene.
- Use metallic paint to give your pots a shiny finish.
Tips for Success
- Encourage your kids to take their time and enjoy the process of painting.
- Remind them to rinse their brushes in water between colors to prevent colors from mixing.
- If they make a mistake, don’t worry! They can always paint over it with a new color.
- Allow the pots to dry completely before handling them.
- Once the pots are dry, they can be displayed in your garden or given as gifts to family and friends.