“How do you come up with all these ideas?” my friends who read the blog ask.
I would so love to take credit for everything here and pretend I have some unsurpassed level of creativity and energy, but really the kids often are the ones who inspire the activities we end up doing.
Many times what they’re just exploring or playing around with turns out to be a “legitimate” craft or type of art so I can blog about it under a label – like these Paint Blot Prints or Blotto Prints (depending on where you’re from) that Jane exclaimed that she “made up all by herself” a few weeks ago:
We both had so much fun with these that we’re definitely doing this again (now that we know what to call them)!
Here’s what you’ll need to make your own paint blot creations:
- foldable paper
- optional: markers and glitter & other crafty items
There are endless ways to create with this painting concept. Here are some fabulous ideas to inspire you!
- Melissa from The Chocolate Muffin Tree has a nice tutorial here. She has also made an amazing Blotto T-Shirt, Blotto Valentines, and a puffy paper bag blot print activity. And make sure to check out Melissa’s Pinterest Board “Blottos!!!” for tons of other great ideas.
- Jen from Paint Cut Paste and her daughter created beautifully imaginative animal paintblots.
- Cerys and her toddler created a fun paint blot butterfly mobile at Rainy Day Mum.
- These watercolor butterflies from Rebekah and her daughter at The Golden Gleam are not only lovely to look at, but a great learning tool, too.
- Roopa and her daughter got creative with their Paint Blots and link to some nice resources to learn more about this form of process art at Putti Prapancha.
- And here are some cute little Squish Prints from Time For Play.
How have you and your child been creative with Paint Blot Art?
LEARN! Symmetry, process art