When I unveiled a set of four rolls of colored masking tape the other day, you couldn’t have seen a happier kid.
She loves tape!
My thought process went something like this :: “If I give Maia something really fun to work with, I’ll be able to get some sewing done.”
I have to say it worked. She cut and taped happily for about an hour.
Masking Tape Art for Kids
- Colored masking tape
- Poster board, cardstock, matboard, or cardboard
Maia chose poster board for her masking tape art from the selection I keep in the studio. This red one is a red/blue reversible poster board that we’re enjoying these days when we want a change of pace from white.
The colored masking tape was very easy for Maia to unroll, cut, and use herself.
I imagine that younger and older kids would probably have just as much fun with it. Heck, I’d probably have just as much fun! I’m wishing we had a tape dispenser like Kayte and Arwens, though. I may need to rig something up…
Here’s one of Maia’s finished pieces of tape art. It’s hard to see, but that’s a face floating above the pyramid of tape.
I hung it (taped it, actually) on the living room wall along with a couple of her other artworks.
Have you tried masking tape art with your kids?
MORE MASKING TAPE ART PROJECTS
- Washi Tape Art with printed masking tape
- Masking Tape Art on a big scale
- A Tape Resist Painting on Canvas
- A Tape Resist Skeleton Painting
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