Since I homeschool my son, I'm always trying to find different art projects for him to work on. Sponge painting is something that he always seems to like doing, so I try to incorporate that into his lessons at least once a season. We just completed this snowman picture, but this can be done at any time of the year, using simple concepts, like flowers, butterflies, leaves...just about anything!
You will need:
- Tempera paints in containers large enough to handle the sponges (I recycle plastic fruit cup bowls for this type of project)
- Pieces of natural sea sponges - found at most hobby stores
- Construction paper
Depending on the age of the child, you can either give them a theme to paint and then let their imaginations go wild, or for a smaller child, you can do a basic sketch in pencil and then let them fill it in with paint using the different sides of the sponges. There really isn't a right or wrong way to do this...just let their creative juices flow!
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