Texture Painting

Adding different textures to paint made for a very fun morning of painting not only for my kids but for me too! Love when we change something slightly and it takes a simple morning of painting to a whole new discovery of art techniques.

  1. Ages: 3 - 11

  2. <30 minutes

  3. Messy

Step-by-step tutorial

  • Step 1

    We grabbed our paints and looked for a few different textures to mix them with. I loved seeing what my daughter thought would be good mix-ins....grapes, cereal...milk.

    Photo reference of how to complete step 1

  • Step 2

    We settled on cornmeal, coffee grounds, and glitter and mixed each with a different color of paint.

    Photo reference of how to complete step 2

  • Step 3

    This was a first for both Emma and me and we could not stop the "oos and awes!" The paints became a whole new level of beautiful.

    Photo reference of how to complete step 3

  • Done!

    Emma loved to see the texture in her mountains and sparkle in her grass. This is a keeper!

    Photo reference of how to complete step 4

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