Shape play


Hello everyone! I hope you are having a good weekend. Today, Bailey and I are going to show you how to have a little fun painting in shapes. This is a little bit different than what you might be used to doing, but the results are really neat!

You will need:

  • foil
  • ruler
  • permanent marker
  • liquid school glue
  • food coloring
  • paint brushes
  • solid colored cardstock for framing



You begin by deciding which shape that you would like to play with today. Bailey and I went with squares, but rectangles and triangles look great too!

Rip off some foil and using your ruler and permanent marker create a grid of your preferred shape. Make sure that not all your shapes are of the same size, but keep the solid grid lines. Bailey and I marked every other square in the grid line as 4 squares in one. So our pattern was large square, 4 square, large square, 4 square all throughout our sheet. After your grid is complete, crumple your foil just a little for a more dramatic effect, then straighten it back out.

Next you will prepare your “paints”. On a spare sheet of foil make seperate piles of liquid glue and drop a few drops of food coloring in. Using seperate brushes for each color, mix the glue and food coloring to create your paint.

Using your paints, begin to fill in your grid pattern. When your grid is completely painted, set aside to dry.

When it is completely dry, mount on your solid cardstock to create a frame for your child’s beautiful artwork.

Finally, hang on refrigerator or send to grandmom!

Happy craftin’



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