Pulled cardboard print painting is a simple art technique that reminded me of one thing when I learned about it: Minecraft. Use a small piece of cardboard and lots of green paint to make a Creeper on a blank notebook or piece of paper for a striking print.
This project was inspired by the pulled cardboard print technique in the Usborne Complete Book of Art Ideas.
What You Need
- Blank notebook (or piece of paper)
- Green washable tempera paint
- Black washable tempera paint
- Thin piece of cardboard
- Paper plate
- Ruler (optional)
Begin by cutting the thin cardboard into small squares, approximately 1″. You can use a ruler if you prefer to be more precise.
Next, pour a small amount of washable green and black paint on to a paper plate. (This is a messy but fun technique for kids, so washable paint is highly recommended.)
Dip the cardboard square into the paint and pull it gently down the page to make a square.
Paint seven green squares for the top of the Creeper’s head.
Continue pulling the paint to create this pattern, 7 squares by 7 squares. (Use a different cardboard square for the black paint.)
Let all paint dry completely.
Your Creeper is complete! Practice this technique with some of your other favorite items and monsters from Minecraft for an afternoon of painting fun with the kids.