Masking Tape Art For Kids

Masking Tape Art for Kids

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Masking Tape Art for Kids

This post contains affiliate links.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

Using Colored Masking Tape for Kids Tape Art

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Masking Tape Art with Kids

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.

Masking Tape Art with Kids

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…

Masking Tape Art with Kids

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.

Kids Artwork on the Wall

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?

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  • Reply
    Yarrow
    September 14, 2010 at 8:12 am

    How fabulous! I am definitely going to look for some colored masking tape for Sophie. Thanks and blessings.

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    dynajenn
    September 14, 2010 at 8:19 am

    We use it to make roads for dinky cards on big sheets of cardboard. Fun!

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    kstemler
    September 14, 2010 at 9:15 am

    great idea!
    love maia’s shirt with the wall and the tape:)

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    Michael
    September 14, 2010 at 11:21 am

    Oooo I love colored tape, but I didn’t know there was anything but blue and beige?!?! Thanks foropening up my world of tape! ;-)

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    Jojoebi
    September 14, 2010 at 8:12 am

    We use the Japanese paper tape, it comes in lots of pretty colours and is cheap, thankfully considering the amount we get through.

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    Adelle F.
    September 14, 2010 at 1:27 pm

    Oooh, tape art is one of our favorites! We have about a dozen colors in a variety of different widths and it gets used almost daily for both 2D and 3D creations….lots of sculpture with cardboard tubes and colored tape!

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    Jean Van't Hul
    September 14, 2010 at 1:41 pm

    Great! Thanks! I’m going to check them out now!

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    marcia at Child in Harmony
    September 14, 2010 at 1:41 pm

    we also use the regular tan masking tape, covering the whole page in a design..or just randomly placed, and then colorwash over it with watercolors or diluted acrylics.
    It makes a great background to use in altered art or with ATC’s…or just art as is.
    happy day!

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    Jean Van't Hul
    September 14, 2010 at 1:42 pm

    Cardboard tubes + tape? Maia would be in heaven!

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    Jean Van't Hul
    September 14, 2010 at 1:44 pm

    I’ve been wanting to try that for a while now! I just found this store on etsy: http://www.etsy.com/shop/happytape I’m afraid I must resist for now, but perhaps soon we’ll delve into japanese paper tape!

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    Jean Van't Hul
    September 14, 2010 at 1:44 pm

    What a great idea!

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    Jean Van't Hul
    September 14, 2010 at 1:44 pm

    Yes! So many colors!

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    Jean Van't Hul
    September 14, 2010 at 1:46 pm

    Yes, we like to do that, too! But we always remove the tape to reveal the resist design. I’d never thought of leaving the tape on the art.

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    Rachel at Stitched in Color
    September 14, 2010 at 2:31 pm

    Yes, my kids LOVE the tape. I love that it’s so easy to clean up :)

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    MaryAnn F. Kohl, art author
    September 14, 2010 at 12:03 pm

    Try it on a square of matboard. It looks like a weaving. I just posted a couple of art examples on your Facebook Artful Parent page so you can see some colored masking tape ideas kids love.

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    jenchris
    September 14, 2010 at 4:23 pm

    If you think of a good way to rig up a tape dispenser for those rolls of tape, please share. I’ve been brainstorming that one.

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    jeana
    September 14, 2010 at 4:38 pm

    I love this idea, and my boys will too. They are always stealing my tape (but it’s not fun tape haha) Can’t wait to get some for them!

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    Jean Van't Hul
    September 14, 2010 at 1:49 pm

    Wow. Look at this masking tape art! http://blog.makezine.com/archive/2007/10/masking_tape_art.html

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    Gianne
    September 14, 2010 at 6:28 pm

    I love this! In fact, I was just hinking of doing this! You really should try the paint with water tape at Lakeshore I used here: http://cowsgomooandducksgoquack.blogspot.com/2010/09/r-is-for-rainsticks-rainbow-fish-roller.html
    I think I gave you this link already, but given how much your cutie loves painting and tape, SHE’LL LOVE IT! It is on clearance at our Lakeshore right now in the San Fernando Valley…=)

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    jojoebi
    September 14, 2010 at 7:10 pm

    I’ve never actually seen coloured masking tape. The paper tape doesn’t peel off as easily as masking tape – we found out the hard way!

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    Scott
    September 16, 2010 at 11:53 am

    Kids in my class love using tape. We use it for roads on the floor. And this week we had a ball with tape and paper scraps. Tape is one of our favorite things!

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    Ashley B. Chandler
    September 17, 2010 at 5:41 pm

    I can’t wait to get some colored tape. A thought on a tape dispenser: maybe use wall-mounted paper towel dispensers? I’m going to look into this. They would fit perfectly under my studio cabinets.

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    Melissa Madden
    September 19, 2010 at 12:53 am

    Love it, my 6 year old creator would go crazy for this…as well as my 3 year old scissor happy toddler! great blog, thanks for the insight. Can’t wait to keep following, glad I found you.

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    Moitreyee
    February 17, 2011 at 7:19 pm

    We love tape at our home too. I just mentioned this post at my blog and wrote a piece inspired from it.
    Here is the link.
    http://bluefroginthetub.blogspot.com/2011/02/tape-dispenser.html
    Thanks again for a great blog!
    Moitreyee
    http://www.bluefroginthetub.blogpost.com

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