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Impressionism Art Project

Teach impressionism art with this free form style artwork project that is easy enough for younger children. Using different colors of plastic binder sheets to create overlapping designs and whirls of color. No two masterpieces will be alike. Either use a prop for children to copy or let them use their imagination.
Learn more about Impressionism Art and the artists that contributed to this modern movement in painting.
MATERIALS:
  • White card-stock paper cut in half
  • Decorative card-stock paper for matting
  • Plastic binder sheets – I purchased a pack of 8 from the Dollar Tree
  • Black permanent marker – thin tip
  • Glue stick
  • Scissors
INSTRUCTIONS:
  • Give each child 1/2 sheet of the white card-stock paper and several scraps of different colors of the binder sheets
  • Have the children cut apart shapes to represent the items they wish to use for their artwork.
  • Using the black permanent marker, draw a more detailed representation of the item. If a mistake is made, the marker can easily be erased with a little rubbing alcohol.
  • Once the design has been drawn to the child’s liking, use small dabs from the glue stick and put the images in place. Note: I tried using regular craft glue, but it shows through the plastic.
  • Don’t forget to have the children sign their artwork!
  • Attach an optional backing to the artwork for a frame.
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About Theresa Johnston

Activities For Kids has been an on-going passion of mine since 1998. I'm a long-time Orlando resident and huge Disney Fan! Prior guide for About.com and current editor for AboutOrlando.com. I hope you enjoy the crafts, recipes and ideas that you find here.