Birch Tree Tape Resist Picture

I love the look of birch trees with their white trunks and dark rings—and my daughter loves resist paintings— so I combined our two loves for a great project!

Step-by-step tutorial

  • Step 1

    Since my daughter is 3, I began by taping birch trees for her with washi tape on paper. Older kiddos can do this step on their own! If you don't have washi tape, you can use painter's tape or masking tape too.

    Photo reference of how to complete step 1

  • Step 2

    Next, my daughter took blue watercolor paint and did a wash over the trees. She said, "Oh, sky!"

    Photo reference of how to complete step 2

  • Step 3

    We let this dry, then I carefully helped her peel off the tape, revealing lovely white birch tree trunks.

    Photo reference of how to complete step 3

  • Step 4

    Next, I helped her add the tell-tale birch tree rings with a black pen.

    Photo reference of how to complete step 4

  • Step 5

    Then, for a splash of color and fun, my daughter glued colored buttons on the trees. She chose a pink button first, of course!

    Photo reference of how to complete step 5

  • Done!

    The end result: beautiful button tape-resist birch trees!

    Photo reference of how to complete step 6

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