Shamrock Spray Art – St. Patrick’s Day
Happy St. Patrick’s Day! This unconventional approach to painting can create magical results. Spray bottle painting is great for developing fine-motor skills and fostering creativity.
- Spray bottle
- ½ cup green tempera paint
- 3 cups of water
- Large cardboard box
- Coloured construction paper
- Plain paper
- Sticky tape
- Apron or old clothing
Prepare the canvas
- Draw some shamrocks on the coloured construction paper and cut them out.
- Space out the shamrocks evenly and tape to a piece of plain paper
- Tape the paper with the attached shamrocks, to the inside of a large cardboard box.
- Place the box upright at a comfortable position for your child to begin spraying. The box will help to contain the spray and prevent any messy accidents.
Prepare the paint
You can use a household spray bottle for this activity.
SAFETY FIRST – Thoroughly clean and rinse the bottle prior to use.
- Fill a spray bottle with paint and water.
- Fasten the lid and shake the bottle until the paint and water have mixed.
- If the paint is too thick to spray, slowly add more water until you achieve desired consistency.
- Spray directly onto the canvas and cover each of the shamrocks.
- Once complete, leave the paint and paper to dry.
- Remove the paper shamrocks to reveal a wondaful clean silhouette.
- Place on display for the full family to enjoy.
Increase the fun
Don’t limit the activity to shamrocks, experiment with different outlines. Vary with different paint colour combinations and multiple spray bottles.
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