Monday, November 12, 2012

Foil Painting



Foil Painting is a fun way to experiment with primary and secondary colors. It's not just painting on paper, but on shiny foil that "looks so cool" in the sun or when you shine a flash light on it :)

What you need:

Aluminum foil
finger paints
construction paper

What to do:
1. Tape a piece of foil to the table to keep it from slipping when painting.
2. Place two or more colors of finger paint on the sheet of aluminum foil

3. Spread the paint with your fingertips, blending the colors and creating designs as you paint.

*As they paint, talk about how the two primary colors red and yellow, for example, make a new color as they are mixed together. Ask what color they see as red and yellow mix.

4. Sprinkle a little glitter on the finished wet product.

5. Once the paint has dried, cut the foil to fit on a piece of construction paper and glue it down. I have started using rubber cement for projects like this one where you glue a project to a background. It still dries clear but seems to dry smoother as well.

 You can hang your foil art in the window or on the wall across from one to catch the sun, or in your Art Gallery like we did. Happy painting!

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