Updated: Sep 24
Monochrome Art Project for Kids
By Adriana Pallaci
I wanted to put something together for families to use as a resource for easy art projects that can be done in school or at-home using materials that you will (hopefully) have on-hand.
We’re using what we’ve got and we’re getting creative – and isn’t that what makes art fun?
Of course, we want our kids to have fun, but we also want to keep them engaged, learning, hands-on, and occupied!
With that in mind, remember that it’s ok to veer off course. If you don’t have a certain item, look around and see if there’s something else that you can use as a substitute.
Let's get started!
a Sharpie or pen
a paint color of your choosing
painting materials, like plastic bags, Q-tips, stampers, etc.
something to go under your work to protect your work surface
1. Your dark paper should be in front of you in a portrait position (tall going up and down) and not landscape (long going left to right tall).
2. Use your Sharpie or pen to draw out a large egg.
3. Put white paint in the middle of your paper plate, and about a tablespoon of your color paint next to it.
4. Mix some of your color paint to your egg. Mix more or less white paint into your color paint to create different shades of your color. I primarily used a plastic bag to dab my mixture onto my egg. Use your fingers to create swirls, or Q tips to create dots. Get creative with different textures, patterns, and materials.
5. Let your egg dry completely before cutting them out.
There you have it! Hang your art up around the house for a fun and festive decoration!
Check out my other teaching, lessons, ideas and projects HERE.