Big Hand Paper Monster Craft

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This Big Hand Paper Monster Craft is a playful and fun-filled Halloween craft for kids.  These monsters can move and groove with a wave and jig.

Personalised with your Arty Crafty Kids handprints, they become transformed into real little monsters ( the fun and friendly type of course!), giving your kids the inspiration to indulge in some wonderful creative play as they craft.

With four Big Hand Monster templates available, your Arty Crafty Kids can choose the monster that suits them best!

Arty Crafty Kids | Big Hand Paper Monster Craft - Add your Arty Crafty Kids handprint to create a moving grooving Big Hand Monster! A fun and playful monster craft for Halloween, with a choice of 4 monster templates.

Big Hand Paper Monster Craft: Materials

Black Construction Paper
White Card Stock
Fork
Paint
PVA Glue
Scissors

Monster Template: 

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Big Hand Paper Monster Craft: Tutorial 

Step 1: Download and print a monster template onto white cardstock.

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Step 2: Create some monster handprints!

For best results, layer your Arty Crafty Kids hand with a thin layer of paint (acrylic works best for prints and colour vibrancy) using a paintbrush or sponge and then press down firmly onto a piece of good quality paper or cardstock.

Arty Crafty Kids | Big Hand Paper Monster Craft - Add your Arty Crafty Kids handprint to create a moving grooving Big Hand Monster! A fun and playful monster craft for Halloween, with a choice of 4 monster templates.

Step 3: Fork Printing!

Using a fork, spread the paint on the palette to create a flat even layer of paint.

Wipe any excess paint from the fork and place the bottom of the fork within the paint.

Once the fork is covered and not so covered its filling the gaps in between, start printing!

Rock the fork back and forth with each application to achieve an even print.

Arty Crafty Kids | Big Hand Paper Monster Craft - Add your Arty Crafty Kids handprint to create a moving grooving Big Hand Monster! A fun and playful monster craft for Halloween, with a choice of 4 monster templates.

Step 4: Fill the Monster’s body with fork prints to create a cool furry effect!

Paint the remaining monster elements with a paint brush.

Arty Crafty Kids | Big Hand Paper Monster Craft - Add your Arty Crafty Kids handprint to create a moving grooving Big Hand Monster! A fun and playful monster craft for Halloween, with a choice of 4 monster templates.Step 5: While the template is drying, cut out the Arty Crafty Monster’s handprints.

Arty Crafty Kids | Big Hand Paper Monster Craft - Add your Arty Crafty Kids handprint to create a moving grooving Big Hand Monster! A fun and playful monster craft for Halloween, with a choice of 4 monster templates.

Step 6: Once the body and monster elements have thoroughly dried they’re ready to be cut out.

Stick the Monster elements to the body to form a friendly monster face.

Arty Crafty Kids | Big Hand Paper Monster Craft - Add your Arty Crafty Kids handprint to create a moving grooving Big Hand Monster! A fun and playful monster craft for Halloween, with a choice of 4 monster templates.

Step 7: Cut two strips (width length) from your black construction paper and cut the strips in half. zig

Arty Crafty Kids | Big Hand Paper Monster Craft - Add your Arty Crafty Kids handprint to create a moving grooving Big Hand Monster! A fun and playful monster craft for Halloween, with a choice of 4 monster templates.

Step 8: Fold the paper forwards and backwards on itself to create a zig-zag (or accordion) fold.

Repeat this process with each piece of paper.

Glue two boots to the bottoms of two zig-zag papers and repeat with the handprints.

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Step 9: Complete the Big Hand Paper Monster Craft by glueing the zig-zag papers in appropriate places to the back of the monster body.

Once dry, the zig-zag papers will give the monster movement.

Make it dance and wave!

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Recycled Cardboard Heart Decorations

These gorgeous Recycled Cardboard Heart decorations are easy to make and are entirely process-led. Arty Crafty Kids will have the best time exploring various painting techniques to create their hearts, adding depth and texture as they layer their base with prints and embellishments. It’s entirely open-ended and they can reuse materials found in the recycling bin or bottom of the craft supply box.

Consider using bottle tops, paper rolls, bubble wrap and sponges for printing.

As well as sequins and glitter for a little bling.

Get Creative!

This craft is about enabling your Arty Crafty Kids to freely explore their creativity by experimenting with the materials they have to hand.

The Loren variety the better and there really isn’t a right or wrong; it’s all about having fun.

And while your children are busily creating their hearts, why not indulge in some crafting for yourself?

These hearts are a child version of a collection of heart bookmarks we recently created for the fabulous Red Ted Art, where all three designs can be downloaded for FREE!

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Recycled Cardboard Heart Decorations: Materials  

Cardboard
Washable Paint
Paint Brushes – Bubble Wrap, Paper Rolls, Bottle Tops for printing
Glitter/Sequins
Embroidery Thread
Washi Tape
Hole Punch / Round Nose Pliers
Scissors

Recycled Cardboard Heart Decorations: Tutorial 

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Step 1: Create the heart canvas’ by cutting out hearts shapes from a piece of cardboard.

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Step 2: Hand over to your Arty Crafty Kids, supplying them with paint and materials to explore.

Once the children have painted a base layer of colour, perhaps they could experiement with stamping.

They could try shaping paper rolls into hearts and creating heart prints.

Splat painting can be controlled by brushing a blunt knife against the brush.

Bubble wrap is fabulous for prints.

And bottle tops are great for stamping!

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Step 3: Perhaps add some washi tape?

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Step 4: Or even a little glitter.

To keep the glitter under control, we have a dedicated glitter tray and with a few boundaries in place, this helps to keep it contained and fun to use!

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Step 5: Add tassels to the bottom of the hearts (this step is entirely optional and can also be substituted with pom-poms if desired).

Tassels are very easy to make.

Simply spread your fingers out and wrap some embroidery thread around your fingers.

Gently slip the hooped thread off your fingers and cut one end of the hoop to create a bunch.

Remove two threads from the bunch and tie one around the centre, leaving two loose ends.

Fold the bunch over at the point of the knot and tie the second piece of thread around the bunch, wrapping it around several times as shown above and secure with a knot.

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Step 6: Fasten the tassel to the bottom of the heart, piercing a hole with a hole punch or round head pliers.

Before securing the tassel to the heart, add a few decorative beads to the thread.

To transform the hearts into decorations, they could be hung individually on the wall using string or thread together to create a unique heart garland.

I hope your Arty Crafty Kids enjoy the process of creating their Recycled Cardboard Heart Decorations.

For more crafty inspiration this Valentine’s, take a look at our:

18 Heart Art Projects 

Squiggle Heart Art

Kandinsky Inspired Heart Art  

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Autumn Leaf Painting

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This gorgeous Autumn Leaf Painting project is an exploration of basic colour-mixing principles, with the aim to recreate the Autumn hues and shades as observed by Arty Crafty Kids.

Throughout the process, encourage your Arty Crafty Kids to mix their own colours and describe what happens when the colours mix.

Ask questions:

  • How much Red and Yellow do you need to make Orange?
  • How do you make different tones of Orange (Yellow, Red, Green)?
  • How do you make Brown?
  • Can you make the same colour twice?

Kids will naturally adopt a process of trial and error to create their desired colours, and this simple process has many positive learning outcomes:

  • Mathematical Thinking  – Arty Crafty Kids will be mentally measuring and testing paint ratios to create new colours
  • Problem Solving – The process of working out ‘HOW’ to create a new colour and replicate the shades of the leaves they’ve collected is problem-solving in action.
  • Language – Simply talking about their processes and finding appropriate words to describe their new colours helps develop vocabulary.

And all of these outcomes combined stimulate and enhance children’s imaginations and creativity!

Autumn Leaf Painting: Materials 

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Stock Card / Mixed Media Paper
Paint – Primary Colours
Sponge
A Gorgeous Collection of Leaves

Autumn Leaf Painting: Tutorial and Video 

Check out our nifty video to see the Autumn Leaf Painting project in action!

 

 

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Step 1. Head outside and gather as many leaves as possible.

Variety is key here, so have a good rummage and find different shapes, sizes and colours!

Once your Arty Crafty Kids have a bag or two filled with leaves, start painting!

Using three separate plates, place one of the primary colours on each (Red, Yellow & Blue).  This will allow plenty of room for colour-mixing and painting!

For reference, take a look at our basic colour-mixing chart:

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And begin mixing colours.

Sponge painting around the leaves may take a little practice, especially for smaller hands, but there’s no rush and the process is all about playing and exploring.

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Step 2. Moving on from the play to create a complete piece of leaf art is very easy to do.

Position a number of leaves of different sizes and shapes on top of the canvas.

One by one, begin sponge painting around each leaf, adding different colours and tones as you work around the leaf.

Once complete, gently peel the leaf away to reveal the silhouette.

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Step 3. Repeat the above process until the canvas is full of leafy silhouettes.

Once complete, begin filling in the remaining negative space with more Autumn colours, layering the paint to create additional depth and texture.

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Step 4.  Next, add a leaf print within some of the silhouettes. 

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This is a really fun way to play with negative and positive space. In art terms, negative space is the surrounding area of a point of interest. In this instance, our leaves.

The notion of positive and negative space is naturally explored in this project and one your Arty Crafty Kids will consider without knowing the official terminology or theory – they’ll be too busy doing!

The Autumn Leaf Painting is now Complete

For more Autumn inspired Art’s and Crafts, take a look at our Autumn Handprint Tree, Accordion Leaf Autumn Tree and Bubble Wrap Autumn Tree.

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Take a peek inside our boxes and when you order, get 50% off the first box by using 50FIRSTBOX at checkout!

 

The Arty Crafty Box is packed with creative, playful and engaging art and craft projects for kids, complete with all the necessary materials and easy to follow instructions.

In addition to this, every box includes an Artspiration booklet that’s filled with how-to-draw tutorials and drawing prompts to enhance your Arty Crafty Kids creativity and FREE access to our online members’ area that contains exclusive art and craft templates, colouring pages and more!

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Autumn Splatter Tree

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We’re half way through the Summer holiday and we’re already talking about Autumn.

While the sun shines (well mostly between our notorious British showers), Miss O has noticed a seasonal change.

The leaves are changing colour. Some are beginning to fall and the onslaught of questions has begun:

“why do the leaves fall?”

“why do they change colour?”

So after a lot of chat and checking out a few books, we decided to get arty, and I have to tell you, this Autumn splatter tree was not my idea!

Miss O was playing around with paint and she declared the splats were like Autumn leaves falling from the tree!

I do love her abstract thinking and well, we rolled with it.

And here’s the result, a gorgeous Autumn Splatter Tree!

MATERIALS: Autumn Splatter Tree 

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White card (US / UK )
Tempera Paint (US / UK)
Paintbrush with firm Bristles (US / UK)
A plastic knife/ glue stick

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Let’s Make It! 
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Using our Splat Painting technique, Miss O applied the first layer of paint.

Scraping a hard bristled brush against a plastic stick (of any form, I suggested a knife or glue stick) is a great way to control the splats.

You will achieve a better coverage and better splats!

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Continue to build on the splats, using a variety of Autumn colours.

Keep going until the sheet of card is full and leave to dry before moving onto the next step.

TIP: Card tends to be a much better base for painting. Kids, especially little ones, like to add layer after layer of paint and often with lots of water! Using a firm base will prevent the painting becoming too soggy and potentially spoilt!

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Once the splats are completely dry, start creating!

While Miss O decided to create an Autumn splatter tree, your kids may choose to paint something else!

Using black against a coloured background is amazingly effective for creating a silhouette.

I’m sure you’re kiddos will have their own ideas!

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I hope your kids enjoy making their own Autumn splatter tree. If this is an idea you’ll come back to, make sure you pin it before you go and check out our collection of art ideas for kids!

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Toddler Christmas Trees

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Here’s a toddler craft that’s all about the process and my goodness, our toddler Christmas trees have so much to offer! exploration of paint and colour, playing with different materials to decorate their trees and lots of fine motor work to strengthen the hands.

Cakes was so proud of her creations and absorbed from start to finish – I can’t wait to see her first Christmas decorations on the tree!

It couldn’t be easier for your toddler or preschooler to make their own Christmas trees. With minimal set-up, it’s an activity where you can take a step back and let the magic happen.

Toddler Christmas Trees: Materials

An old cardboard box
Paint
An array of different materials for decorating – sequins, pom-poms, tissue paper, yarn etc
PVA Glue
Scissors
Ribbon
Sticky Tape

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To get your toddler or preschooler started, simply cut up an old cardboard box into large triangular (Christmas Tree) shapes. Set them up with some paint and step back.

Cakes loved exploring the range of colours and mixing them up. It was fun to watch her master the paint brush and experiment with different techniques.

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Once the Christmas trees have dried, it’s time for phase two – DECORATING!

Cakes was fascinated by the sticky texture of the glue. She carefully selected her decorations and once she grasped how the glue worked, she was away. It was great to see her pincer grip in action and she often took a break from the sticking to sort and arrange the materials available, which is exactly what this craft is all about – exploration, freedom and creativity.

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To finish off, attach the ribbon with some sticky tape and proudly display your toddlers gorgeous work!

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I hope you’ve enjoyed our toddler Christmas trees and if you’re looking for more activities or crafts for your toddler, take a look at our process focussed ideas: Bubble Wrap Stamps and Sensory Art for Babies and Toddlers.

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Christmas Doodle Art

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We love to doodle, we love simple art ideas and LOVE colour! making this Christmas doodle art idea an instant success with the kids.

Using just a few materials and with a preparation time of less than 5 minutes, the kids were enjoying the Christmas vibe for hours as they carefully painted their Christmas trees, snowmen and festive stars in an array of different colours.

Christmas Doodle Art: Materials 

Watercolour Paper
Watercolour Palette
Christmas Themed Cookie Cutters
Sharpie Pen

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To get started, simply draw around the Christmas themed cookie cutter and doodle twirls and swirls on top using a sharpie pen.

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Explore the full palette of watercolours and fill in the doodle twirls with different colours.

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This is a great opportunity for your kids to get experimental with the watercolour medium; mixing colours, applying different ratios to water and paint to create different shades and to quite simply, having a good ol’ play!

While we have chosen to create Christmas doodle art, this art process can be applied to lots of different shapes. Your children could try drawing their own picture or use cookie cutters of a different shape. They could also try creating a simple doodle art as we have done in previous post – Calming Watercolour Art 

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Leaf Chalk Art

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Leaf Chalk Art is an incredibly simple art activity for kids and a super way to extend those autumnal nature walks, where the kids inevitably return with an arm full of gorgeous yellow, orange and red leaves.

I love this activity on many levels. For one, it kept my kids entertained for an entire afternoon. They adored creating different patterns and playing with the colours. They paid special attention to the natural structure of leaves, incorporating the natural lines ( more often than not without even realising it) and shapes into their creativity.

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To get started, all you need are leaves and chalk markers UK Link/ US Link or paint. It couldn’t be easier!

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And of course willing kids who are happy to experiment and create!

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My kids can’t wait to introduce their best friends to Leaf Chalk Art and I can foresee this being an activity we return to time and time again. I hope your kids enjoy this art idea for kids as much as mine.

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Paper Plate Owl

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If you take a look around the blog, you may notice that we LOVE colour – the brighter the bolder the better! And my kids paper plate owls are certainly colourful, and probably the craziest looking owls you’ve ever come across.

They had so much fun making their funky owls and as a mum, it’s great when you find a suitable craft idea for a toddler and older sibling. Using different techniques, they absorbed themselves into the process and paint!

Super easy to make and with just a few materials, our paper plate owl craft can be recreated at home or within a kids craft group or preschool setting.

Paper Plate Owl : Materials 

Paper Plates x2 per Owl
Paint
Sponge
Split Pins
White Card or Paper
Marker Pen
Scissors

Paper Plate Owl: 

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1. Set the kids up with paint of various colours and a small sponge for each. I simply cut a sponge up into small pieces. 

2. Apply the paint onto the front of the first paper plate (PP1). The kids can apply the paint using any method, my yougest used her hands and my eldest stuck with the sponge.  

For this particular craft we opted for sponge painting to create a feathered affect.  It’s also a nice change from the typical paint brush and creates some great colour blends when layered with different colours.

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3. Paint the back of the second paper plate (PP2) – this will become the owls wings!

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4. Leave to dry before moving onto the next step.

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5. Cut two wing shapes from the PP2 and secure onto PP1 using split pins. This will create movable wings, which adds a little personality to the owl and turns their craft into a fun toy!

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6. To finish off, add two eyes and a triangular beak using white card or paper.

I hope your arty crafty kids have fun making their own paper plate owls!

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Bubble Wrap Stamps

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With a set up time of less than five minutes, these Bubble Wrap Stamps kept toddler Cakes entertained for hours. She loved them!

Perfect for tiny hands to hold, Cakes didn’t waste any time exploring the capabilities of the bubble wrap stamps. She tried light stamps, firm stamps, small amounts of paint and huge splodges of multiple colours.

Free to explore, Cakes was absorbed from start to finish as her mind whirled away, switching between little artist to scientist – an aspect of process art that I love to see.

Using just a few materials, this is a great activity for at home or within the classroom.

Bubble Wrap Stamp Materials: 

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Wooden Blocks – US Link / UK Link 
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Elastic Bands
Paper
Paint

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Using a range of different wooden shapes, wrap them in bubble wrap and secure with an elastic band.

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Present your arty kids with paint, the bubble wrap stamps and paper, and take a big step back!

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Bubble wrap is an incredibly tactile material to use and as you can see, Cakes loved to hold and touch the bubbles. She was intrigued by their texture and the prints they made, with each looking and feeling  slightly different depending on the amount of force she applied.

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For toddlers who are wanting to ‘do stuff’, bubble wrap stamps couldn’t be more perfect for their stage of development. It’s also great if you have multiple children of various ages. My five year old recently used this technique to create home made wrapping paper and then scales on her crocodile painting!

I hope your children enjoy exploring bubble wrap as much as Cakes!

We love process art and have many simple and fun art ideas to try!

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Scrape Painting

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Scrape painting is a super art process for colour mixing! using just red, yellow and blue paint the kids created bold and colourful works of art with an amazing range of new colours.

They played with shapes and tried quick scrapes, slow scrapes, light and hard, adding depth and texture to their paintings.  Ultimately, they had a blast scrape painting and revelled in the chance to swap the paint brushes for something new – scrap cardboard!

To recreate this activity at home, all you need is paint, cardboard ( an old cereal box) and plain white paper!

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To get started, cut up lots of cardboard and simply add small amount of paint directly onto the paper.

Take a piece precut cardboard and drag it across the paper to push the paint in any direction.

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Do the same again with a different colour and try scraping it over the previous colour to blend the paint.

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Add more and more colours, criss crossing and swirling to bring the scrape painting to life and make lots of wonderful colours and shapes!

Scrape painting is a simple art process with lots of educational scope that allows kids to freely explore and play.

I hope your children have fun creating their own colourful works of art!

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