The same kind of grass you see out on your lawn can be used to make beautiful artwork. Learn how to make grass prints for kids, below.
What You'll Need:
- Grasses of various kinds (include seed heads)
- Wax paper
- Water-based paints
- Cloth (optional)
Step 1: Lay your grasses out on a table and choose those you like the best.
Step 2: Arrange the grasses you like on paper. Try making interesting contrasts between lacy seed heads and thick grass blades.
Step 3: Lay the grass on wax paper.
Step 4: Load a brush with paint and dab the paint on the grass until it is thinly but fully coated on one side.
Step 5: Lift the painted grass from the wax paper and lay it, paint side down, on the paper you want to print.
Step 6: Lay another sheet of wax paper on top and press gently so that the grass makes good contact with the paper.
Step 7: Remove the wax paper and grass.
Watercolor paint works on white paper, while tempera looks nice on colored paper. Use fabric paint on cloth to make beautiful grass-printed T-shirts and bandannas!
Everyone wants to take the beach home with them when the summer's over. Well, with the craft on the next page, you can do just that.