Painting on the Wall

 

One fine day, E saw in one of her books that some kids got to paint on the wall in preschool!

She was intrigued and asked me if we could try that at home. I didn’t see a reason why we couldn’t – and it kicked off several weeks of painting on the wall over and over again 🙂

 

Art Activities for Kids: Change things up with painting on the wall!

(E was 3 years and 4 months old.)

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Materials for Painting on the Wall

  • Large sheet of paper. {We usually use poster board but anything you can paint on while protecting the wall will work.}
  • Paint of your choice. {We went with tempera paint to be able to easily wash it off just in case a bit of paint ended up on the wall itself.}
  • Paintbrush(es) (optional).
  • Duct tape.
  • Muffin tin (optional).

 

This is a really quick and simple activity but switching to a vertical painting surface definitely changed up our “every day” painting and added a lot of interest!

E got the paint ready while I hung up a sheet of poster board with duct tape. We usually use individual cups for paint but given that the paint would be on the floor, I wanted to reduce the risk of spillage and used a muffin tin.

 

Art Activities for Kids: Change things up with painting on the wall!

 

Simply standing up while painting was a whole different experience, but E decided to experiment further. Here, she’s trying out painting with her left hand.

 

Art Activities for Kids: Change things up with painting on the wall!

 

She had fun with long horizontal and vertical strokes

 

Art Activities for Kids: Change things up with painting on the wall!

 

but also made sure to carefully fill in any gaps.

 

Art Activities for Kids: Change things up with painting on the wall!

 

She knelt down to paint the bottom of the poster board.

 

Art Activities for Kids: Change things up with painting on the wall!

 

She spent more than half an hour with this activity that first day!

 

Art Activities for Kids: Change things up with painting on the wall!

 

Even her hair ended up being painted somehow 😉 It did match her shirt, at least 😉

 

Art Activities for Kids: Change things up with painting on the wall!

 

A few days later, one of her little friends came to visit, and they happily painted side by side – not literally on the wall but on the fence outside.

 

Art Activities for Kids: Change things up with painting on the wall!

 

Have you tried painting on the wall? What’s your favorite non-traditional way to paint? Leave a comment below!

 

 

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