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Creative Saturdays – Toothbrush Tadeo Turtle

Creative Saturdays – Toothbrush Tadeo Turtle

Today I would like to show you how to make a painting using a toothbrush. Another term for this is spatter painting.

Spatter Painting - tadeo turtle

Materials:

1. Paper
2. Paint – tempera or watercolour
3. Brush
4. Toothbrush
5. Scissors
6. Cardboard or stock paper
7. Water

Instructions:

Draw your object – I chose a turtle.

Draw your object

Cut out the object and place it on a piece of paper.


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Mix up your paint. Stick with the three primary colours: blue, yellow and red.

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Tape the object to the paper.

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Using a toothbrush spray the paint onto the paper.

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Move the paint around. Twist the paper in all directions – any wet paint will run to make interesting patterns.

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When you are finished take off the stencil. At this point you can leave the stencil as is or you can paint it. I chose to paint it.

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As you can see I did not have the stencil firmly in place. If you want crisp lines ensure that the stencil is tacked down better than I did.

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The finished product.

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Please check out more about my book Tadeo Turtle on Tadeo’s Page. You will find more activities at the back of my book. And a 24-page curriculum is available if you ask.

Tadeo Turtle by Janis Cox

For more craft ideas from He Cares for Us go to Crafts for Kids.

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