Ideas for the Art Center:
- Add pre-cut paper shapes in various sizes.
- Painters tape
- Rollers with ink or paint
- Encourage young artists to tape pre-cut paper shapes or torn pieces to their background paper.
- Roll ink on top of the taped pieces on the paper.
- After the ink has dried, prompt children to peel the taped paper pieces away to reveal shapes and patterns on their paper.
- The art can be a finished product or they can continue to repeat this process over and over to create a layered effect using different shapes or ink colors.
- What do you notice when you peel the paper pieces away?
- What do you notice in the white spaces on your paper? How does layering more than one shape change what’s left when you peel the paper away?
- What happens when different paint colors overlap?
TIP: Use construction paper or cardstock for durability and reusability.