TAPE ART – Exploring Paint, Colours, Shapes and Textures

Children explore what happens when they paint with watercolour on paper that has some pieces of tape stuck to it, and then sprinkle salt over it.

Required Time

60 Minutes

Grade Level

Pre-Kindergarten to Kindergarten

Subject

Art Techniques
Language Arts
Mathematics
Visual Arts

Vocabulary

bleed colourful flow paint pattern smooth

Materials

Watercolour Paints Crayola Marker and Watercolour Paper Painters Tape Water Containers salt

Shop Crayola Products

Steps

TAPE ART – Exploring Paint, Colours, Shapes and Textures - Step One

Step One

  1. Stick painter's tape on the paper.
TAPE ART – Exploring Paint, Colours, Shapes and Textures - Step Two

Step Two

  1. Fill the whole paper with different colours of watercolour paint. 
TAPE ART – Exploring Paint, Colours, Shapes and Textures - Step Three

Step Three

  1. Gently remove the tape.
TAPE ART – Exploring Paint, Colours, Shapes and Textures - Step Four

Step Four

  1. Sprinkle some salt onto the paint while it is still wet.
TAPE ART – Exploring Paint, Colours, Shapes and Textures - Step Five

Step Five

  1. Brush away the salt when the paint is dry. 

Learning Goals

Students will be able to:

  1. Work independently and self-regulate;
  2. Create personal responses to the centre materials;
  3. Share their ideas with peers;
  4. Demonstrate a sense of accomplishment;
  5. Express responses to a variety of art forms; and
  6. Communicate their ideas through various art forms.

Extensions

  1. Creative Center - Have a variety of materials for children to use. 

Prepare

  1. Gather materials and place them at a table for open, non-instructional play.

Introduction

  1. Show children the materials and talk about them. Some children have very little experience with art materials. 
  2. Encourage children to start brain storming what they are going to do with the materials. 

Activities

The Challenge

  1. Children challenge themselves to use their imagination and problem-solving skills as they explore ideas in this activity.

The Process

  1. Allow children to assist in putting out materials. 
  2. Put pieces of painter's tape in a random pattern on a sheet of paper. Tear tape into different shapes.
  3. Paint with watercolour over the paper, filling the paper with paint. 
  4. Encourage children to use different colours and notice what happens as the colours mix and overlap. 
  5. Gently remove the tape.
  6. Optional - sprinkle salt on wet paint before you remove the tape and let dry. 
  7. Teacher Prompts/Making Connections:
    What happens when one wet colour bumps up against another wet colour?  (e.g., they create lines, patterns and new colours.)
    What happens when wet paint goes over dry paint?  (e.g., it makes a smooth new colour)
    What happens when you remove the tape? (e.g., it leaves a white shape. Sometimes it tears the paper.)

Sharing

  1. Have children who created art pieces share them with the class. 
  2. Allow children to ask questions of the presenter.  

Downloads