Learn about the Post-Impressionism Era with this fun and easy Q-tip Painting Art Project and video for kids! This easy art project can be used for kids of all ages and can be done in both a classroom setting and at home. It will provide an educational and fun art project, help develop fine motor skills, challenge them to be creative, and keep them busy for a long time!

Final Post-Impressionism Q-tip Painting Art Project Lesson with video. - KidsActivities.com
Paint with Q-tips to learn and make your own Post-Impressionist Painting!

Q-tip Painting Project for a fun Art Lesson

With this painting art project, teach your kids about the post-impressionism art era using Q-tips and acrylic paint! It will keep them busy for hours, encourage them to be creative, and help them practice their fine motor skills in a fun and exciting way. They also will be able to learn about the post-impressionism style of art seen in this era by making their own painting and a fun video! While it takes a lot of patience this painting style is unique and fun!

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Like using Q-tips to paint, post-impressionism painting is often made of many small strokes or dots of paint that create art with a lot of movement and help the colors blend and come to life. One of these famous historical artists talks about how his artwork uses science for the colors. See the video at the end of the article to learn about the post-impressionist era and see a famous painting for inspiration and an example of this unique style!

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Supplies needed for post-impressionism Painting Art Project

Materials needed for Post-Impressionism Art Project Lesson with Q-tips. Image of Acrylic paint, a plate, q-tips, and a piece of paper. - KidsActivities.com
supplies you will need for this painting project

STEPS for Q-tip painting art

Instructions to make Post-Impressionism Q-tip Painting art. Step 1: Gather Materials. Image of supplies needed for painting. Step 2: Set Up. Image of q-tips in different colored paint on plate, and blank paper. Step 3: Paint Image of in progress Q-tip painting. Step 4:  Dry. Image of final Q-tip Post Impressionism Painting Art Project. - KidsActivities.com
These are the 4 easy steps to make this painting
  1. Gather Materials – You will need paint, paper, Q-tips, and paper bowls or plates.
  2. Set-Up – Place different colors of paint separately on the plates or bowls with Q-tips
  3. Paint – With small dots of paint, start to make your artwork!
  4. Dry – Wait for your painting to dry!

Our Experience Making this Art Project

Last year while I worked at a summer camp I ran this project for kids between the ages of 5 and 8 and they all loved practicing their post-impressionism art skills. All of the kids took their time on this project and I am sure it could have kept them busy for hours! I originally used watercolor paint, however, we had an issue with the Q-tips getting too wet and falling apart. I learned quickly that acrylic paint was a much better option, but it’s also helpful to use several different Q-tips in their own separate bowls of paint so the colors don’t mix.

My favorite part of this was seeing all the creative artwork they made with this painting project. Since there were no restrictions on what they painted using these Q-tips they made unique art and had some interesting ideas! For the younger kids, it challenged them to practice their fine motor skills and they had a lot of fun with this new style and technique of painting. Overall, this painting art project was very successful and everyone had a lot of fun!

Final Post-Impressionism Q-tip Painting Art Project Lesson. - KidsActivities.com
This is our finished Q-tip Painting!

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