Whether you’re using tape resist painting for holiday projects or just any old day of the week, there’s always a ‘wow’ factor to this painting method. It’s a favorite for my toddler and big kid both!
For toddlers, simply encourage them to lay down strips of painter’s tape any which way on thick watercolor paper. I helped Veronika makes lots of crisscross shapes. You could also experiment with making deliberate shapes, like squares or triangles, if desired.
Travis wanted to see if he could make a favorite Lego character show up in tape form, which was admittedly harder to do. I taped out a rough outline, leaving empty space for the watercolor to show through.
Time for watercolors! I loved watching brother and sister work side by side for this one.
Travis loved choosing the right colors for his character. Veronika sometimes painted on her paper…
…and sometimes preferred mixing the watercolors right in the tray. I loved seeing her artistic exploration.
Once the pages were covered, we set them aside to dry. Then it was time for the big reveal!