Splatter Painting Birthday Card

Splatter Painting Birthday Card

Posted 2017-11-27 by My Splendid Familyfollow
Think twice before throwing that old toothbrush out. Kids can use them to create fun splatter paint art and in this article I have used the technique to create an easy birthday card that even young kids can make with a bit of help.

Watercolour paper is fantastic paper to use with kids as it is so forgiving with excess paint. With this birthday card, you can use a black marker to make the design work even if the kids haven't quite managed to get the splattering technique 100% correct.

Time: 10 minutes activity time (not including drying time)
Age: Under 5's, 5-10's
Level: Easy

  • Old newspaper to protect surfaces
  • Smock to protect clothes
  • Paper and a pen/pencil that wont run with water
  • Sissors
  • Watercolour paper to fold into a card
  • Watered down washable acrylic paint (paint flies with this activity!)
  • Paint palette for watery paint (or other containers you are happy to put paint in)
  • Toothpick
  • Black marker pen for drawing final details

  • Method
  • Draw birthday pictures like balloons or birthday cake on some paper like in the picture below. If you want to try your own design, make sure you choose distinctive one-dimensional shapes with not too much fine detail. Make sure you draw the shapes with a pen that will not run with water.

  • Cut out your shapes.

  • Fold and trim the watercolour paper to create a card (make sure it fits into an envelope if using one).
  • Arrange the shapes on the card.

  • Water down your chosen acrylic paint colours in the palette. Use a good dollop of paint with a small dash of water - you are after a watercolour paint consistency.
  • Dip the toothbrush in the watery paint and tap the excess paint off to avoid big splats of paint on the card.
  • Hold the toothbrush over the card and run a finger over the toothbrush bristles to flick the paint onto the card.
  • Repeat the last two steps until you are happy with the effect.

  • Lift the shapes carefully off the card with a toothpick and leave the card to dry. Lift the shapes off before the paint dries and "glues" the shapes to the card.
  • (OPTIONAL) Use a black marker pen if you feel you need to emphasize the design or to add extra details like strings on balloons.

  • Be sure to checkout my Inspirational Quote Style Watercolour Birthday Cards article that uses similar materials to create a different style of birthday card.

    If you like the idea of splatter painting, My Kid Craft has more splatter painting ideas for you to try with flowers and planets .


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