We took scrape painting process art and turned it into a super fun (and messy!) bunny art project that is perfect for spring or Easter. I love how these bunnies turned out, it was fun to see the patterns that the paint made when we scraped our paper, each one turned out different. We edged our bunny silhouettes in gold glitter to make them extra special.
This is a wonderful art project for preschool aged kids, older kids will love this technique as well. Process art is always a favorite in our house, kids love getting messy and exploring with paint. Check out my collection of painting ideas for kids for more fun and creative art projects to try!
Make your own scrape painting with bunny silhouettes
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- Free printable template
- Acrylic paint in squeeze bottles
- White cardstock
- Old credit cards, hotel cards or stiff cardboard
- Gold glitter paint (optional)
1. First, print out your bunny silhouettes. Click here to sign up for my email and get instant access to my library of free printables. You can either print them directly onto cardstock and cut them out or print out one copy and use that as a template to trace onto your cardstock.
2. Get all of your paint colors ready. We went with spring and Easter colors (blue, yellow, green, pink and purple) but you can use any colors you like. This is a messy project! So you will need to have lots of paper towels on hand to wipe up paint and make sure to put down newspaper on the surface that you are working on.
It might also be a good idea for your kids to wear some type of paint smock or old clothes, something I always forget until we are already halfway into our projects!
3. Have kids squeeze small amounts of paint onto their paper. My daughter did some experimenting and found that drizzling the paint across her paper gave a more splattered look, which we both liked the best. It’s fun for kids to experiment, get creative and find their own style.
4. Once your paper is covered with paint kids can take their scraper tool and scrape the paint off their paper. Have paper towels handy to wipe off the excess paint.
I found it worked best to start at the bottom and scrape up, but again, let kids do some experimenting and get creative with their scrape painting. That’s what process art is all about, trying out new things and exploring.
5. Let your bunny silhouettes completely dry before moving on. You might find that the edges of the paper get a bit curly, just press them under some books after they dry.
6. This part is optional, but I really like the way it turned out. Take your gold glitter paint(or your choice of color) and edge your bunny silhouettes. Let them dry, we let ours dry overnight as our paint went on quite thick in some areas.
These bunnies look so colorful and cute and were so fun to make! My daughter loved scraping the paint away to reveal all of the cool patterns on her paper. She could have done 10 of them! We will definitely be trying this scrape painting technique out again.
If you are looking for more Easter projects, take a look at this Simple Watercolor Easter Egg Art with Stickers, they are so pretty and so much fun to make. This Cherry Blossom Painting with Cotton Balls is a gorgeous spring art project that kids will love to make.
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