Second Hand Shop Painting Activity

Second hand shops are filled with all sorts of finds.  It’s easy to find cheap prints and paintings which can be used  as a base for a painting activity.   It’s not about disrespecting the original artists work but recycling materials and creative inspiration.  Plus it’s a fun and cheap activity, especially great for older kids.

Look for a print or painting at a second hand shop and draw or paint in creatures or other accents.

Look for a print or painting at a second hand shop and draw or paint in creatures or other accents.

Make it pretty or magical; crazy or weird; natural or abstract.

Material Ideas:

- Paint
- Glitter & sparkles
- Collage
- Permanent Markers
- Paint pens

I found this painted board for $2 and was fascinated how my daughter decided to decorate it.  She added creatures and enhanced the already established landscape.

Look for a painting or print at an op shop and drawing in creatures or accents

Look for a painting or print at an op shop and drawing in creatures or accents

Duck

Look for a painting or print at an op shop and drawing in creatures or accents

Bats

Look for a painting or print at an op shop and drawing in creatures or accents

Reeds

Look for a painting or print at an op shop and drawing in creatures or accents

I came back later to find this sticker on the painting. Made me laugh. WINNER!

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Look for a print or painting at a second hand shop and draw or paint in creatures or other accents. Make it pretty or magical; crazy or weird; natural or abstract. Material Ideas: - Paint - Glitter & sparkles - Collage - Permanent Markers - Paint pens

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crepe streamer painting

We often use crepe paper during the school holidays.  I decided one day, to see if we could use it as a painting material when wet. It worked!

Materials

Water

Crepe Streamer (use the dark colours like deep green, purple, red and blue)

Paper

Instructions

1. Cut a small length of streamer.

2. Wet.

3. Splatter over paper.

4. Allow to dry.

Note: The colour tends to stay on hands for a few hours so gloves can be worn to avoid this if you wish.

crepe streamer painting

crepe streamer painting

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