By Kid’s Crafts Contributor Stephanie, from the blog A Geek In Glasses.
Pointillism is a painting/drawing technique which uses dots of one color placed beside each other to make a picture. I thought that it would be fun for my daughter to learn there are many ways to create art, so today we tried a very basic pointillism project. This is great for the little ones because we use an eraser for the dots so the dots stay about the same size. It was fun watching her take her time to dot each line of her rainbow. Then when done we hung it up and she was amazed that all those dots make a nice picture when you step back.
To make a rainbow for Spring, like we did, you will need paint in red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, and purple. Place a small blob of each color of paint on a pallet and instruct the tiny one use the eraser to paint the picture.
Using the eraser in s stamping like motion create tiny dots of color in a rainbow. We used a water color paper because of its strength and durability. That is helpful so that after all the effort the tiny one puts into the project it won’t rip or tear like many construction papers will when that much paint is applied.
The key to this project is to teach the child to make dots and not to drag the eraser. The dots can over lap to fill the space and by over lapping different color s of paint you can make new colors, but each stamp of the eraser should be purely of one color.