This winter scrape painting activity is so fun and a super easy process art activity that kids will have fun creating. Using a narwhal shape and icy winter colors put a new twist on one of our favorite process art activities.
We loved creating our bunny silhouettes with scrape painting and wanted to make another project using the same technique and these narwhals turned out great!
One of the things I love about this art project is that it is easy enough for preschoolers but older kids will also love making it. Drizzling the paint onto the paper and scraping it away to reveal your design is an engaging process that kids will want to do over and over.
We love exploring different painting techniques. Take a look at my collection of painting ideas for kids for more fun and creative art projects to try!
Create Your Own Narwhal Winter Scrape Painting
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I created a narwhal printable for you to use as a template, all you have to do is print it out on cardstock. This printable is available to my email subscribers as part of my free resource library.
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- Narwhal printable (download below)
- White cardstock
- Acrylic paint in winter colors
- Old hotel cards or credit cards
- Silver glitter paint (optional)
- Lots of paper towels
1. First, download and print out your narwhal template onto white cardstock. Scroll down to sign up for my newsletter and gain access to my printable library.
2. Get your paint colors ready. We used blue, turquoise, purple and silver. This is a very messy art project, so you will want to make sure that the kids are dressed appropriately and that you have lots of paper towels on hand. You might also want to cover your table with newspaper to help contain the mess.
3. Let kids drizzle their paint onto their paper. This is fun for kids to experiment with, they can try drizzling the paint on in different ways to see how that affects the pattern when they start to scrape it.
Remind kids when they are squeezing out the paint that less is more, if they squeeze out too much it just becomes a muddy mess. This might take a bit of practice for some kids.
4. Once kids are done squeezing the paint onto their paper, it’s time to scrape it away to reveal all of the interesting designs and patterns! This is such a fun process to watch and kids will want to do this over and over. We found that scraping the paint in the same direction gave the best results.
You can use old hotel cards, credit cards or even stiff cardboard to do the scraping technique.
As the kids are scrapping the paint away, they can wipe their card onto paper towels to get rid of the excess paint.
5. Let the paper dry completely and then cut out the narwhal shape. This is a great opportunity for kids to practice their scissor skills.
Kids can then edge their narwhal in silver glitter paint for an extra sparkly touch.
I just love how our winter scrape painting project turned out. Using a narwhal shape and icy winter colors make this a wonderful winter process art project that kids of all ages will love to create.
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