Use the sponge painting activity to add a light touch around your stencils. The result is a perfect background to paint on.
What You'll Need:
- Plastic coffee can lid or plastic plate
- Cosmetic sponge
- Assorted colors of stamp pads
- Drawing paper
- Colored pencils
- Crayons or markers
How to sponge paint:
Step 1: Cover your work surface with newspaper.
Step 2: Cut out a cloud, snowflake, or a wave pattern from a plastic coffee can lid.
Step 3: Press a cosmetic sponge on a stamp pad. Place your pattern on a piece of drawing paper and lightly press the inked sponge over the edge of your pattern.
Step 4: Move the pattern around the paper and re-sponge over the edge of it.
Step 5: After you've created your background, let the paint dry. Then draw a scene such as birds in the sky, sleds on the snow, or boats on the sea over the sponge-painted background.
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