Paint Crafts

Big Brush Art

With the Big Brush Art paint craft, you can explore a whole new paint style by just changing the size of your brush. Good artists know that sometimes an unusual paintbrush creates an especially remarkable picture.

Experimenting with size and scale is vital to developing a truly artistic eye. Change your brush and discover new ways to see regular objects.

What You'll Need:

  • Large cardboard box
  • Scissors
  • Newspaper
  • 1-inch paintbrush or foam brush
  • Poster paints

Note: Adult help needed.

Step 1: Cover your work area with newspaper.

Step 2: Cut out a large panel of cardboard.

Step 3: Paint a painting on your cardboard canvas using a 1-inch paintbrush and poster paint. Illustrate something big such as a skyscraper, the Grand Canyon, or even a Ferris wheel.

You can also paint something that is small on a large scale. Try filling the whole space with one autumn leaf or a bouquet of sunflowers.On the next page, experiment with another kind of brush -- one that doesn't have any bristles at all.

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