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Cling Film Art

Cling Film Art is a fabulous art process for little kids and great one for parents too, as it is virtually mess free!

Crafty kids adore spreading out the lumps and bumps, merging the colours to make pretty patterns ; providing a sensory element to the art process.  It’s an art process we’ve revisited time and time again, and one we’ll continue to use for many of our projects.

Cling Film Art Materials:

Card or very thick paper.
Paint – Various Colours
Cling Film

Cling Film Art

Start by squirting dollops of paint in various directions, colours and amounts onto card.

This is a great opportunity for your crafty kid to work those fine motor skills by….

  • Applying different amounts of pressure to the bottles to control the flow of paint.
  • Co-ordinating the amount of paint with movement across the card.

Arty Crafty Kids - Cling Film ArtNext, loosely wrap the card in cling film, carefully resting it over the paint.

Arty Crafty Kids - Cling Film Art
Now for the really fun bit!

Using two hands, begin spreading the paint.

Angel’s initial reaction was priceless: she couldn’t quite understand why her hands weren’t covered in paint!

Once over the initial surprise, she couldn’t stop laughing as she spread the paint, merging the colours, feeling and smoothing out the funny lumps and bumps.

Angel quickly asked to do “more, more, more”… Thankfully we have a good supply of paint and card!

Arty Crafty Kids - Cling Film Art

Once your crafty kid has finished spreading the paint, carefully remove the cling film and then leave to dry.

These super funky paintings could be left as they are or used for other crafts, such as decorating an old glass jar, maybe even a flower pot or creating cards!

Arty Crafty Kids - Cling Film Art

We used ours our Cling Film Art to create this simple yet effective flower picture…

What will your crafty kid do with theirs?

Arty Crafty Kids - Cling Film Art




About Helen 68 Articles
My name is Helen and I LOVE getting creative with my kids! Inspired by my kids, Arty Crafty Kids is our home for our artsy craftsy projects and creations and if your kids are anything like mine, then they’ll love getting stuck in with the paint, glue and glitter and at times, getting Super Messy!

3 Comments on Cling Film Art

  1. I will try this with my class. The kids in my class have a mental disability and they love to do some sensory activities without the mess ( as does their teacher). Thanx for sharing this!

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