Maia and I painted with yarn dipped in liquid watercolors yesterday, which was so much fun!
Yarn painting is one of the projects from MaryAnn Kohl’s book, Art with Anything: 52 Weeks of Fun Using Everyday Stuff.
Each two-page spread in the book has five different activities using one everyday material such as salt, sand, egg cartons, cotton swaps, plastic wrap, puzzle pieces, rain, newspaper, aluminum foil, or cardboard tubes.
The idea is to do the five projects in order over the course of a week. We’ve been doing the yarn week, albeit out of order, and have tried a couple of other projects from the book as well.
How To Make A Textured Yarn Painting
Step #1) Add Paint.
This yarn painting project called for tempera paint, which would be awesome too, but we decided to try it with liquid watercolors instead. In fact, you can do yarn painting with most paints, so feel free to experiment!
Step #2) Apply Yarn.
We dipped our yarn in the paint, then swirled it around our paper.
And dribbled with it.
Then printed with it by pressing the yarn on the paper and moving it around.
We really loved this process, so we each made several paintings!
I think the finished product is as beautiful as the yarn painting process was fun.
By the way, you can follow MaryAnn on her Facebook page. She has fabulous process art ideas!
More Yarn and String Painting Ideas
- Yarn Printing and Painting with Liquid Watercolors
- Yarn Paintings :: A Fun and Tactile Art Activity for Kids
- Action Painting with Yarn and Paint
- Yarn Painting on Canvas
- Mirror-Image String Prints
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