This week’s activity is a lot of fun for kids because it’s kind of like magic. (Ok, not really. But it’s still a really cool effect.)
HOW TO PLAY
Painting Over Washi Tape Activity (age 3+, single person)
1) Have your child “write” a character using washi tape. If your child is too young to remember how to write it by themself, you can either provide cards from which they can copy, or write the character very lightly on the page and have them tape over it. (Remember, the whole point of the activity is so that when your child lifts the tape, it’s blank under the tape. So make sure you write so lightly that it can be easily erased.)
2) Once the character is taped down, have your child color over tape and surrounding paper. Let them color or draw whatever they want.
3) When your child is done with coloring, help them carefully lift off the washi tape.
4) If your child wants to add some additional flair, they can outline the edges of the blank character or color that part in, too.
Alternative ideas: If you want to try different art mediums, you can use canvas or different types of paints (eg: puffy paints, glitter glue). You can even tape glass, spray some alcohol on the glass, and then drip paints and swirl the paint around. When the paint dries and sets, remove the tape and set the glass against a white paper background.
Painting Over Washi Tape Activity
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