Kind of messy but a totally fun process art technique, the kids will have a blast trying this crazy hair painting! Bonus, they can create a masterpiece modeled after the art of a famous artist, Jackson Pollock! If you haven’t tried drip painting, grab some paint and our free printable below and we will show you how to get started with just a flick of the wrist.
CRAZY ART FOR KIDS
Famous American artist, Jackson Pollock was often called the Father of Action Painting. Pollock is best known for the “drip” technique he used to create his major paintings. The result was abstract paintings. They expressed emotions rather than presenting a recognizable image.
This way of painting was called action painting because Pollock would move very quickly across the painting, pouring and splattering the paint in drips and in long, messy lines. Sometimes he threw the paint onto the canvas – and some of his paintings still have footprints on them from when he stepped in the paint.
Create your own fun and unique crazy hair painting artwork below with your own action painting techniques. Let’s get started!
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WHY DO ART WITH KIDS?
Children are naturally curious. They observe, explore, and imitate, trying to figure out how things work and how to control themselves and their environments. This freedom of exploration helps children form connections in their brain, it helps them learn—and it’s also fun!
Art is a natural activity to support this essential interaction with the world. Kids need the freedom to explore and experiment creatively.
Art allows children to practice a wide range of skills that are useful not only for life but also for learning. These include the aesthetic, scientific, interpersonal, and practical interactions that can be discovered through the senses, intellect, and emotions.
Making and appreciating art involves emotional and mental faculties!
Art, whether making it, learning about it, or simply looking at it – offers a wide range of important experiences.
In other words, it’s good for them!
CRAZY HAIR PAINTING
- Hair painting printable and mask
- Acrylic paint
STEP 1: Print out the face and mask template.
STEP 2: Cut out the mask and place it over the face. Then place both onto a sheet of newspaper.
STEP 3: Pour or drip your paint where hair should be on your character. Make a fun mess all over by pouring or splattering the paint!
STEP 4: When the paint is dry, lift it off the mask to reveal your
character’s crazy hair!
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CRAZY HAIR PAINTING FOR KIDS
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