LEVEL: Preschool and Early Primary
Children love sponge painting. It teaches children about shapes, colour and how paint gets absorbed into the sponges. It also offers a quick and simple way to make colourful artworks.
You will need:
: Small pieces of sponges or a sponge brush. Kitchen, bath or craft sponges are ideal.
: Super Tempera Paint in a small bowls or paint trays.
: Plates or trays
: Clothes Pegs
: Permanent marker or crayons
: Apron and a cover sheet or newspapers
: Paper towels – for clean-up.
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Let’s get started:
Sponge brushes are ideal for this as they have a good handle for little hands. See photo
Use clean bright colours.
The small bits of waste sponge you cut off are great to making interesting details like leaves and grass.
Squares, triangles and diamonds are popular shapes for sponge painting.
Popular ideas are to paint a yellow circle and stamp on the flower peddles or it could be a sun and stamp on the sunrays. Also you can use the sponge in a stamping action to make a wallpaper effect.
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