Do you have a little leprechaun? I do! Why not try out a fun and easy process art activity for St Patrick’s Day this March! Create a shamrock splatter painting at home or in the classroom with a few simple supplies. Simple St Patrick’s Day art for kids inspired by famous artist, Jackson Pollock. We love simple St Patrick’s Day activities for kids!
SHAMROCK ART WITH SPLATTER PAINTING
JACKSON POLLOCK – THE FATHER OF ACTION PAINTING
Famous artist, Jackson Pollock was often called the Father of Action Painting. Pollock had a special style of painting where he dripped paint onto large canvases on the floor. 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 shamrock art for St Patrick’s Day with your own action painting techniques. Let’s get started!
MORE FUN SPLATTER PAINTING IDEAS
POLLOCK SHAMROCK PAINTING ACTIVITY
- Shamrock template
- Background paper
- Glue stick
STEP 1: Print out the shamrock template.
STEP 2: Choose watercolor paints in all shades of green for our St Patrick’s Day theme.
STEP 3: Use a paintbrush and water to splatter or drip paint all over your shamrock. Shake the brush, drip the paint, splatter with your fingers. Make a fun mess!
STEP 4: Let your work dry, and then cut out the shamrock.
STEP 5. Glue your painted shamrock to colored cardstock or canvas.
MORE FUN ST PATRICK’S DAY CRAFTS
HOW TO MAKE A SHAMROCK SPLATTER PAINTING
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