Preschoolers Painting Stripes with Painters tape

preschool art projectMy kids love to paint and this is such a simple art project with some pretty awesome results!   We had some shelving leftover and a few friends come visit – time for a painting project!   We used painters tape to create lines on our boards, then painted the uncovered portions with acrylic paints.   This is the perfect project for your early preschooler who is learning to paint inside the “lines” and was a great opportunity for them to practice mixing colors to create different shades for each line.   Remove the tape once your paint is dry, and viola!   You have a preschooler-created masterpiece!

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Thanks to Koobli for sponsoring this post!   They sent me a Koobli smock to help keep me from getting painted on, and it is pretty effective, lightweight and breathable (unlike other smocks I’ve used).   Love how long it is, so I can bend over on the floor with the kids and not get anything on my pants!   I only wish it covered the back of me too.

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P.S.   This is not original, but I can’t remember which blog I got the idea from.   I now have a Quirky Momma tumblr page to help me keep track of my to-do list (and who to give credit to for the inspiration).   Sorry if it was you, leave me a comment and link to your painters-tape activity.

12 Comments

  1. The painting came out so well. I wonder if JDaniel could paint between the lines.

  2. What an excellent idea! I’m going to try this with my girls.

  3. That’s so cool! I’m with JDaniel’s Mom, i don’t know if Logan could stay between the lines but with the tape they wouldn’t have to be exact, right? I think I’m going to try it… even if it doesn’t turn out as cool looking as yours 😉

  4. You know, if you had an old outdoor table you wanted to give a new lease of life to, wouldn’t it be fun to get the kids to paint it this way! Wider tape and brushes maybe?

  5. Looks like so much fun! I think older kids would love this too. It reminds me of Eric Carle painting.

  6. So fun! And the final product is adorable! I notice your IKEA spicerack! 🙂

  7. Very, Very cool! Love how it teaches a new art skill- and encourages creativity:)

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