This Arts n’ Crafts Paint Pour is so satisfying! Plus, it uses an already used canvas so it is upcycling as well. This is an activity which is completely open and very creative. Try this Arts n’ Crafts Paint Pour for your next art experience…
Paint Pour Tutorial
For a paint pour you will need:
- Canvas (blank or used)
- Acrylic paint (use at least 3 different colours or more)
- Art mat (or newspaper to protect the surface where you will be working)
- Plastic or paper cup (you will be throwing it out afterwards)
- Cover your work space with an art mat or newspaper (I opted for art mat on top of grass because I wasn’t sure how messy this would be. If you are doing it indoors – definitely put down newspaper!)
- Lay your canvas on the art mat.
- Layer your paints in the plastic cup (I choose: green, white, and blue). And at first I did 1/3 for each colour – but I ended up adding more – read below for instructions on that)
- Inverse the paint on the canvas. Let the cup sit on the canvas for a minute so the paint drains out.
- Carefully, pick up cup and put it to the side.
- Then, pick up canvas and raise and lower it side to side to move the paint around.
- MORE PAINT POSSIBLY: I was using a big canvas and required more paint than the original 1/3, 1/3, 1/3 paint (that just wasn’t enough to cover my whole canvas). If you are using a smaller canvas – this will cover it fine and you won’t require additional paint. However, if you have a larger canvas, repeat step 3 (layering paint in cup). Then, inverse on the parts of the canvas which are not yet covered. Then, repeat step 6 (moving paint around).
- When the canvas is covered and you are happy with your work – allow the paint to dry on the canvas (I left it indoors over night).
A few tips on pouring paint
- It can be messy. Roll up your sleeves and put on an art smock or apron.
- It is so satisfying to see the paint move around!
- This could be a great birthday party activity (and it turns into part of the take home loot bag)
Are you interested in other painting activities to do at home? Or just activities in general? Here is a recommendation: