Print Painting with Recyclables
Well, we couldn’t just get rid of all of those unique recyclable bottles from our play dough impressions activity. And with Earth Day on it’s way, we’re still focusing on using our recycled materials for our art. (Check out more Earth Day ideas here!) So we decided to explore shapes and print painting with our plastic bottles.
Exploring Shapes & Print Panting with Plastic Bottles
I’ve seen on other blogs that water bottle print painting makes fun flower petal shapes. So we did some of that. But we also used different size and shaped bottles, too, to explore the shapes and prints that they would make.
It was fun to overlap our prints and nest them inside one another, too! We stuck with a limited color palette of red and orange to unify the finished painting.
I think we’re going to use our finished art as gift wrap, but it would look cute trimmed down and mounted as wall art, too.
Have you ever used plastic bottles for print painting? What would you do with the finished painting if you were us?
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maggy, red ted art says
Just a fun way to explore painting, printing and patterns!
Thank you for sharing on Kids Get Crafty!
Maggy & Alissa
I saw this idea somewhere else, but I love the idea of using different bottles but sticking with one or two colors. What a neat way to make kid art more pleasing to the adult eye!
What a great way to use recycled bottles. Thanks for sharing this clever and earth-friendly idea at the Kid's Co-op!
Trisha @ Inspiration Laboratories says
What a great way to make prints for gift wrap! We loved putting paint on the side of a bottle and rolling it. They end up looking like monsters. http://inspirationlaboratories.com/2012/03/painting-monsters-the-end-result-of-process-oriented-art/
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This is on our to-try list, but haven't gotten to it yet! Looks like your daughter enjoyed it!
Love it!! Perfect use for recycled material and it looks so fun for the kiddos!
I love using various objects to make different types of prints. I also adore the fact that you will be using it for wrapping paper! Fantastic idea!