Tape Resist Geometric Art - Favorite Friday

Friday, March 23, 2012

Every other Friday, I feature an activity that was inspired by another blog.  Mansi from Experimenting Mom created abstract art on a cardboard box with her daughter.  They made blocks of color by using tape to create the design.  Please click here to read about how Mansi creates a masterpiece with her daughter.  I love how children can create a sophisticated piece of artwork with just cardboard, painter's tape, and paint.

Since Easter is coming soon, my daughter and I used the tape resist method to create a picture of a cross with geometric shapes.

First, I traced the shape of a cross in the middle of a piece of cardboard. I surrounded the perimeter of the cross with painter's tape.  Around the cross, I created squares and rectangles by blocking off areas with painter's tape.  Older children could tape off the geometric sections on their own, but my daughter is still a bit young to complete the taping step to create shapes.


My daughter painted the cross and shapes using paint colors she chose.  We allowed the paint to dry, and  my daughter pealed off the tape.  A little cardboard came off with the tape, but most of the tape came off cleanly.  

Miss E is proud of her painting, and we have a beautiful painting to display for Easter.  

15 comments:

Mansi said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Hey Rebekah, This has come out so well. That's a very neat tape resist art. I loved the pattern that you have chossen for the resist art. Thanks for featuring me and sharing the link. I am elated right now!

Rebekah said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Thank you, Mansi!! I was so impressed at how your daughter did most of the project all by herself. How old is she?

Growing a Jeweled Rose said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Beautiful! I loved this idea when I saw it too, and now we will definitely have to try it. The final product is so pretty :)

StaceyNY said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Love this beautiful picture and beautiful blogger. (Blogger's proud mom)

Rebekah said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Thank you, Crystal!

Rebekah said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Thank you, Mom! I love you!

Catherine said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Such a great way to explore shapes. Just beautiful, & I love the colours, perfect for Easter. My toddler group created something similar with tape resist art last yr on large canvases http://www.sunhatsandwellieboots.com/2011/04/easter-canvases.html

Rebekah said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Catherine. thank you so much for sharing your link. My daughter spotted it as I was looking on the computer and she wants to make one now too.

The Iowa Farmer's Wife said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Very cool! I love the way it turned out Rebekah!

Kaylee said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

What a great idea. My kids love to paint!

Rebekah said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Thank you!

Rebekah said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I am so glad you like it, Kaylee!

Kim @ The Educators Spin On It said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Thanks for linking up to the Afterschool Party. This is a very neat project and will give such meaning to her this Easter.

Raising a Happy Child said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I love how it came out. Thanks for sharing with Afterschool!

Crystal said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Very pretty! My daughter would enjoy doing this!

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