Before starting this project, you’ll need the following materials:
Happy Friday everyone! I hope your week has gone well. Today I’m sharing Paper Plate Painting. As I said in my last post I’ll be sharing projects I’ve worked on with my art club kids grades 1st – 6th. This project was such a fun one to do with the kids and really see how creative they could get with their paper plate painting.
I originally saw this idea and was inspired by Cassie Stephens and projects she has done with her Art class. This was my inspiration, but she has taken it to the next level with weaving. Make sure to follow her for more amazing art projects you can do with a class.
I thought it was such a great idea and I knew my art club would love it, and guess what…. they DID! But I wanted to show you how easy it is using Decoarts Student Acrylic paints. I used these paints when I did pour painting with the kids in the previous post and it worked great!
Let’s get started!
Paper Plate Painting Supplies Needed:
- DecoArt Student Acrylic Paints
Chinet Classic White Dinner Plate
- Paint Brushes – All Sizes
Make sure to make a few beforehand to give the kids some ideas of details they can do when making their own.
Step 1 – Prep Paint
I have seen on many art teachers instagram pages that ice cube trays are the best to use when painting with multiple colors. I ran to the local Dollar Tree and grabbed some trays. It worked great! I took them home for easy clean up!
Step 2 – Prep Tables
For all my art club classes I’ve done, I went in an prepped the tables to make it an easy process when the kids come in. Plus adding the table cloths makes for easy clean up after class. If the kids don’t go out of their way to make holes in the table cloths they can be used again for other classes.
Quick Tip: In Cassie’s recommendations, she suggests Chinet’s paper plate because they really feel like a piece of canvas and I agree. I got cheaper ones from the Dollar Tree that I used in my inspiration photos and they did NOT work as great.
Get all the supplies ready on the table, so when they walked in you can start explaining what the project is and then they can get started.
Make sure to have several different size paint brushes available for the kids to use.
Step 3 – Paint Time
Now it’s time for the fun part! PAINTING!
When I was explaining the project to the kids, I told them to paint around the plate first, then go in and start adding their designs.
They all did such an AMAZING job and really took this project serious.
Can you believe all these were made by 1st – 6th graders! They have really made a piece of art.
As always thanks for stopping by and checking out my latest post paper plate painting. I hope this project inspires you to make art with kiddos too!