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Sponge Painting Activity
Sponge painting can add a lovely background to your artwork.
Sponge painting can add a lovely background to your artwork.
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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:

  • Newspaper
  • Pencil
  • 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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