Sift and Spray Paint Art for Kids

Awhile back I picked up three big bottles of powdered tempera paint in red, blue, and yellow from a craft store sale. They’ve sat in my craft cabinet while I’ve been thinking of what fun things we could do with them. Today, an idea popped in my head, and the kids had a blast making Sift and Spray Paint Art! It’s a fun way to use your flour sifter – that oft forgotten piece of kitchen equipment – while getting your kids to practice their motor skills and create some pretty cool art!

spray paint art

Sift and Spray Paint Art

Materials Needed:

Directions:
1. Put thick paper (we used watercolor paper) on a plastic tray or other nonporous surface. Use a flour sifter to sift powdered paint onto the paper. I spooned the powdered paint into the sifter while the kids turned the crank. 

spray paint art

spray paint art

If you don’t have a sifter, you can use a spoon or fingers to sprinkle the paint onto the paper. We tried it this way, too, for fun!

spray paint art

spray paint art

2. Using a spray bottle filled with water, gently wet the paint using the spray setting.

spray paint art

Be sure to wet the entire paper to allow the paint to mix and color the paper.

spray paint art

3. Remove your wet paper from the tray and allow it to dry. 

spray paint art

We ended up with some very neat textured art!  (The art is still wet in these photos. I’ll try to add some finished product photos soon as it was after dark when these were completely dried.)

spray paint art

spray paint art

spray paint art

 While this project is more about the process than the product, you can definitely do lots with the finished product, like use a template to cut out a silhouette shape and frame it!

spray paint art

See more of our arts and crafts projects for preschoolers and check out our Arts & Crafts for Kids Pinterest board!


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