Texture Painting for Kids


About: I am IT professional, living in Bangalore, India. As new gadgets come out everyday, we indulge in spending significant time and money on these gadgets. And our kids are learning from us, they know how to use...

Hi All,

I wanted to introduce, texture painting to kids, with items easily available at our home and do recycling of cardboard boxes... I choose "Baby Groot", this helped in grabbing attention of my son..

And he agreed to help making one...
I am not an expert, the technique, I am sharing, is simple and kids can perform them.. except, the cutting cardboard step, which needs adult supervision or help

Step 1: What Do We Need ?


Cardboard box
Acrylic paint
Tissue paper
PVA glue
Paint brushes

Step 2: Building Layers

- Cut a square 12"x12" from cardboard box. this will be our base
- Draw different part of Groot on other cardboard pieces, example, draw body, hands, legs, face separately
- Cut each piece out and stick on the base cardboard
- Form layers to being out different features
- You could add planets or space ships... which I did not add here, totally optional

Step 3: Adding Texture Using Paper

- Make sure all the layers have stuck together as desired
- In a cup add 3:2 ratio pva glue and water, mix well for two minutes
- Spread a tissue paper on the layers and gently apply the diluted pva glue
- While applying, make sure, to be gentle and press paper to get mini folds for good texture
- You can just cover Groot, but o wanted a te textured background too, so covered the whole base with tissue paper..
- Repeat this for 4 layers
- Leave it to dry, for 24 hrs

Step 4: Paint Job

- This is the most fun part
- First paint the entire thing with Black acrylic paint
- Let the paint dry for few hours
- Now using a sponge, paint brown on Groot, then add little green paint to cover him
- do little blie and green on thw background too

Step 5: Final Touch Up

- Use a toothbrush to sprinkle light blue and white paint, for stars
- Add message " I am Groot" and we are done

One can add planets or space ships too...

- Cardboard for base could be be replaced by wood or other solid material
- Add more cardboard to get different thicknesses for layers
- Cardboard can be sliced to get thiner layers

I hope you liked this project and share comments



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