Make a paint by numbers picture in the classroom. Push your creativity to new level by having an open mind to new colour combinations in this simple activity.
In the classroom you can team up with another person, one person does the outline and then swap and then the other does the painting. Better still try a portrait of each other.
This is a simple way to create something completely different with paint in the classroom.
You Will Need:
Make Up A Colour Number Chart:
To begin, create a colour key chart of some colours on a separate piece of paper. Be completely open to the colour combinations. Number each colour as you go.
Draw Your Outline:
Use a permanent black marker to draw an outline freehand with overlapping loops and lines. Try to keep this as simple as you can with large spaces. It is so easy to overdo this part.
Lightly with a pencil, number each enclosed section on your outline using the numbers you have on your colour key. Some sections can be left blank, never be scared to have a little space in your artwork.
Time to get painting. Start on filling in the spaces with the colours on the colour key. If you have teamed up with another person, it is at the stage you exchange artworks to paint.
Once dry you can add your artwork with markers or crayons to spice it up.
FAS Paint a Bag Set with Fastex Textile Ink
There has never been a better time to get creative and paint tote bags in the classroom.
Now that single-use plastic bags no longer in New Zealand and Australian supermarkets.
Getting Plain Bags:
You will need some plain cotton bags. Most of the ones you can get your hands on are too thin, almost like some of them are made from thin cotton bed sheets.
FAS Paint A Bag:
FAS have a Paint Cotton Bag Set of 10 that is made on 10oz cotton and prewashed. This is close to the thickness of a pair of jeans. This Paint A Bag set is ideal for the classroom and these bags will take heavy use and plenty of paint. They are made to last.
What paint do I use when painting fabric tote bags?
Do not use acrylic paints, this type of paint will sit on top of a surface and are prone to cracking or flaking off. Acrylic paints are not really design for flexible moving surfaces.
Use a Textile Ink like FAS Fastex. Fabric Ink is ideal for this type of work. Colours are bright, permanent, non-toxic and can be layer over and over without adding to the overall thickness. When heatset or fixed by ironing the bags the fabric and textile ink are fused together. Making the bags dry-cleanable, completely non-fading and permanently washable.
See Fastex info >>
See How to Heat Fix Fastex >>.
What to Paint on the Bags:
The ideas are only limited buy your imagination. Here are some videos and photos of what can be creativity painting onto these tote canvas bags.
Here is a few ideas on how to paint a Tote Canvas Bag
Artist Paints Amazing Artworks with a School Tempera
Local Auckland artist James Edwards
paints amazing artworks with a
FAS Super Tempera School Paint.
Click Here for more image and an interview with James Edwards
Sharpie and FAS Painting Dye
You will need
• Waterproof Black Sharpie Markers (or any waterproof markers)
• FAS Painting Dyes and Fine Brushes
Draw a picture using the black markers.
Using the markers enables the children to add lots of fine details to their drawings.
The picture is then coloured with FAS Painting Dyes.
It doesn’t matter if the dye runs together or the lines are gone over. This gives a nice watercolour effect and the black lines always stay visible. More details can be added after the dye has dried. The process can also be done in reverse with the dying done first.
How to Paint a Tree using a dishwashing brush and FAS Super Tempera School Paint.
Kids Art Lesson:
This painting looks so complicated and detailed but it’s not. It’s so easy to create the detailed leaves with a simple plastic dishwashing brush and to help with the tree; we have a free Tree Outline Template with our printable PDF of this lesson plan.
To print off the Tree Template: Click Here
You will Need:
Paint: Thick quality good quality Green paint. Super Tempera or Student Acrylic are both ideal for this.
Old plastic dishwashing brush
Spare sheets of paper for testing.
Shallow paint trays or old plastic container lids.
Black marker for details.
Let’s Get Started:
Print off the Template of the tree trunk. (see above)
Colour the trunk in with a crayon or marker.
Pour a little paint on to your paint tray or plastic container lids. You will only need a little amount. If you are painting autumn colours use yellow, orange and deep yellow. Otherwise use green and leaf green for the tree leaves.
Use a pressing stamping action with the brush to get the leaves effect on the branches of the tree. Try testing on a spare sheet of paper until you are happy with the consistency of the paint.
Once dried you can use a black marker for highlights
Tip: Less stamping of the paint looks better.
Mixing two or more green leaf colours looks great.
An acrylic paint works well
Cheaper brands of paint may be too thin for this artwork.
Painting Bugs with Paper Folding Art.
Learn how to paint colourful bugs, beetles, ladybirds and grasshoppers. This example shows how easy it is to create and paint bugs of all sorts of shapes and sizes with Super Tempera school paint.
There is a lot you can do with paint that you just can't do with markers, pencils or crayons.
Join us and subscribe to this “Ideas worth Painting” YouTube channel as we explore the creative colourful world of school painting.
Learn how to do School Painting with Glass Marbles
This is so easy and so much fun!
There are some things you just can't do with pencils, markers and crayons.
Mirror Butterfly Painting
It is like looking in the mirror, whatever you paint on the left side of the paper is reflected on the right side. Try making butterflies using dark colours with bright highlights and finish them off with a felt pen for the details.
There is a lot you can do with colourful paints that you simply just cannot do with crayons, markers and pencils.
Download the PDF printable worksheet:
YOU WILL NEED:
Black marker for details.
Lets get started:
1. Prepare your work area. Lay out newspapers or a cover sheet.
2. Fold the paper in half to make a light crease before you begin. Open it out. You may find some very young children will need to have the paper folded for them.
3. All the painting is done on one side of the folded paper. Try to get some colour along the central fold line. Use bright colours in a random ‘surprise’ effect.
4. Re-fold the paper. Rub the paper with the palm of your hand trying to work the paint from the centre to the outer edge.
5. Allow to dry. Thick painting may take longer than normal artworks.
6. Add the final extras. Eyes, feet, legs, dots or a nose with felt pens or crayons.
Try not to apply too much paint that will squeeze out of the folded paper.
But just enough so it will transfer when pressed together.
Paper mache is a lot of creative fun. These right pink pigs are easy to make and, once painted with bright colours, look fabulous in kids’ rooms or around the classroom. It is so much fun and everyone seems creates something different and unique.
FAS People Paint
Kid’s love to paint people of all shapes and colours. You can make your own skin tone shades by mixing white, red and brown shades. But it is much easier to get a set of skin tone shades that are mixed and ready for instant use.
Children can now paint every skin colour under the sun!
If they don’t see the exact shade they need, it’s a breeze to mix one. Best of all, Super Tempera paint washes right off skin and clothes for quick & easy clean-ups. Lots of classroom fun.
Children love painting their own self portraits.
This is a fun way to get the creative juices flowing.
Non-toxic and safe for school kids in the classroom.
More Information See FAS People Paint:
A school Classroom set of a super thick paint in flesh tint shades.
Let your artwork and portraits come to life with FAS Super Tempera People Paint Skin Tone Colours.
Mixing it up adds a creative and colourful punch to your artwork.
Here are two school painting ideas that are totally different but share the same basic painting technique. An ideal project for the classroom.
Mixed media painting:
The idea is to paint the key parts of the painting completely separately. Then you paint your background and glue the parts together to make the final picture.
The offers a 3D-like depth and texture to the final artwork.
It requires a little planning before you begin.
Mixing Primary Paint Colours to get Secondary Colours:
There are 3 primary colours - red, blue and yellow.
No combination of other shades can create primary colours, however all primaries can be mixed in various combinations to make more colours (hues).
Kids at an early age are usually only interested in mixing primary colours to create secondary ones, and mixing secondary colours to create tertiary.
Basic Primary Colour Combinations:
Red + Blue = Violet (Purple)
Blue + Yellow = Green
Yellow + Red = Orange
Have at the look of an example colour wheel above:
Black Paper Painting with School Paints:
Try painting on black paper instead of a stark white blank page.
It adds a dramatic mood your painting even before you begin painting any colours on the page. The black undertone seems to enhance the intensity of the colours.
It really does change the lighter colours. Look at the greens of the grass.
A Simple Guide to Using Glitter Paint
Using Glitter in the classroom is Messy:
Glitter is messy it gets everywhere!
Once it is on your hands, it’s on your face, it’s in your hair, then door handles, benchtops, chairs and floors. And don’t get me started on clothing. So why do we put up with all this mess? It’s all about the bling, the sparkle.
Art Teachers don't like glitter. There is even a blog full of help called "Art Teachers Hate Glitter"
Is there a way to use glitter without so much mess?
The simple answer is yes. It has been around for a long time too.
The glitter particles are held together within a paint and this stops the messy transfer of glitter that is normally left loose to fly around the room.
Is Glitter sprinkled over glue or paste less messy?
This doesn’t work either as glitter still gets everywhere because the glitter is loose and still gets airborne.
A fun engaging colourful project that you can spread over 4 different school painting lessons. A great way to get children thinking about the colour of the four seasons. It is always a lot of fun getting your hands covered in paint.
Paint Fabrics with Fastex Textile Ink
Fastex Fabric Ink: more information >>
Fastex Textile ink by FAS:
Paint and print your own clothing.
Amazing crisp and clear detailed definition that you have to see to believe.
So easy to use. The results are out of this world.
• Multi-purpose fabric painting and printing colour
• Water-based and Non Toxic
• Particularly soft to touch
Create your own clothing designs with the brilliant colours of FAS Fastex textile fabric ink.
Ready-to-use and highly concentrated, FAS Fastex textile fabric inks create beautiful effects on natural and selected synthetic fibres. Fastex is easy to apply and particularly soft to touch.
Finger Painting School Paint Lesson Plan
LEVEL: Pre-school and Early Primary.
There is nothing that is more fun for kids, than to have colourful squishy paint all over their hands. To be creating a colourful masterpiece is just an added bonus. Finger painting can also be great for the grow ups too. Just look at what you can create with your fingers and some Super Tempera.
Roller Painting with Tempera Paint School Lesson Plan
Try making your own colouful Wrapping Paper.
Basic Primary Colour Combinations
Colour Mixing Chart:
One of the most exciting things about kid’s paints is learning how to mix colours to make new colours. You can use the primary colours (red, blue, and yellow) plus black and white to get all of the colours of the rainbow.
Kid's love mixing colour to make new colours.
This colour mixing chart shows how the 3 primary colours can be mixed with each other to become secondary colours. How these secondary can become intermediate colours. Download the PDF of the Colour Mixing Guide to have as a reference in the classroom.
Colour Mixing Explained:
There are 3 primary colours - red, blue and yellow.
Write Secret Messages Activity Painting Lesson
Kids love magic painting. You can write a secret message or draw a cartoon that the children will find and discover as they play with the colourful paint or dye.
Even better you can teach the whole class this cool art trick. By writing their own messages to pass on to other school friends to discover secret messages with colourful paints and dyes.
Lots of fun that involves everyone.
A great way for new classes to work together....
Inspired by Austrian painter Gustav Klimt's Tree of Life
This is quick, colourful and fun. You can paint simple pictures quickly and you end up with a very bright watercolour effect. The black marker adds a interesting but detailed effect to the painting.
Try this fun painting technique using string soaked in paint and pulling them across paper to create amazing colourful effects. Simple colourful fun that is ideal to please kids of many different ages.
This is a very effective and easy activity.
Kids love this art lesson.
It’s kind of like magic art for children of all ages like to have a go at it. But best of all it is simple colourful and fun.
Mixing paint colours free PDF guide.
Everyone has a favourite colour. With your imagination, and use of the basic colour theory, colour can be lots of fun.
Learning how two colours make a third new colour is one of the most exciting discoverable things about being creative with paints.
We have made is easy for you with this free colour mixing PDF guide.
It is so easy to use. Just print it and add and mix the the colours.
This works well as a group project. One colour guide per table.
Use small amounts of paint per square work best.
If you laminate the sheets that can be used over and over again.
Share and Enjoy
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.
Download PDF Worksheet:
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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Ideas for School Paints:
Inspirational and creative ideas on how to get the best from FAS educational paints.