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
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.
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.
Ideas for School Paints:
Inspirational and creative ideas on how to get the best from FAS educational paints.