A great option for kids who hate to get messy (although you can choose to get messy with this if you really want to!).
Art Project: Cling Wrap Painting
plastic wrap (cling wrap / cling film / Saran wrap... whatever you want to call it)
Mix it up! / Tullet, HervÃ©
What Kids Do:
In our groups, I asked the grown-ups to distribute the paint onto the papers.
This goes a bit against my "big hands off the art" policy, but I wanted quick distribution and no giant puddles of paint that would rob other kids of the chance to try this project. Then, each adult put a sheet of cling wrap on top of the paint and let the kids at it.
(check it out! do you see the hummingbird?)
This artist explored layering:
Hindsight Tip: for the second class, we tried wrapping the cling wrap around the edges of the paper and that helped a bit, but if you really want a mess-free painting project, zip-top plastic bags are the way to go.