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Masking Tape Designs – Art Projects for Children


Art Projects for Children

Masking Tape Designs
by S.A. Barone 

Here is another fun project to do with kids at home, or in school. This project lets the child use
their imaginations and create unique designs. It also teaches them some resistance painting and
what it does. It’s the same principle as using wax or crayons to create certain looks or textures.


Masking tape, one size will do, but thin tape along with wider tape can create several different
Heavy white paper 12” by 18”
Acrylic paint, at least three colors
Paint brushes
Water containers to clean brushes
Paper Towels

First have the children lightly sketch out a design on their paper. Keep it simple, straight lines
are good. Then place the tape over their lines. Ladder shapes are good ones, fences, etc.

Next let the child paint their paper, mixing colors as they go along, be careful not to get too

When the painting is done, lay the papers in a warm area and let dry thoroughly. Once the
painting is dry have the children pull their tape off the paper, being very careful so as not to tear
their paper.
They will be surprised at their wonderful designs.

Have fun and keep creating!

Shirley is a published children’s writer. She has publishing credits in Highlights for Children, Turtle, Children’s Playmate, Humpty Dumpty, and Chicken Soup for the Pre-teen Soul. Shirley has won a Distinguished Meritorious Service Award from the California School Boards Association for authoring an elective program that was adopted in schools in the Western United States and in areas of New York City. To learn more about Shirley and her art, visit www.sabarone.com


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