We've tried many different BIG art projects over the past few years so I thought I'd share a few ideas here.
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Big pieces of cardboard have provided a cheap canvas for many activities like this giant collage we did for playgroup one day.
I had roughly rolled a background onto a salvaged fridge box then setup a table with different bit and pieces for the children to choose from along with some glue and textas.
We used this big piece of white cardboard for some splat painting ala Mister Maker another day.
Another box became a big collaborative marble painting one day while this one became a long wall for some experimenting with different rollers.
Or just changing the position of your canvas and upsizing it can invite play.
Or by changing the canvas you're using works too. We did some finger painting on one of our house windows one day and then the kids were equally busy washing it off the next.
Or maybe you're lucky enough to have a big carport like us - perfect for some big body art.
Or for some pendulum painting with water.
Or perhaps some messy balloon painting.
A bit of lawn is also perfect for many BIG art activities like messy feet painting.
Or to catch the drips from some spray painting.
Or some squishy hand painting instead maybe.
Drip art has always proved popular with my children and can easily be done on a larger scale. Great for improving fine motor strength too.
Painting circles also worked well as a collaborative project at preschool. A length of fabric was used to cover a tabletop for children to paint on.
Looking for some more ideas?
What about some more body tracing from Creative Play Central?
Or some patchwork art from Lessons Learnt Journal
Or try some giant roller painting like Getting Messy with Ms Jessi
Or some big foil painting from NurtureStore?
Or try a different medium like Two-daloo did with this rainbow painting
Make it super sensory like An Everyday Story
Break out some textas like Lessons Learnt Journal
Or look around the house for other utensils to paint with like Learn with Play at Home
Or head outside with some of those utensils to do some printing like Mummy Musings and Mayhem
Find some mud to paint with like My Little Bookcase
Monopolize a slide to do some drawing like Tinkerlab
Or trace some chalk lines like Hands on as we grow
Have you tried any others? What's been your favourite so far? Leave a comment - I love reading them.
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