Crafting for Valentine’s Day using a credit card and acrylic paints:
We made this Valentine’s craft today, using a really neat technique. If you’ve never tried painting with credit cards before, you really must.
I love how easy this process is to set up and to do. It produces gorgeous results and provides a wonderful opportunity for children to learn about colour mixing.
Credit Card Painting Supplies:
- An expired credit card or gift card (you can also use a sturdy piece of cardboard with a straight edge)
- 3 or 4 colours of paint
- a “canvas” (we used white cardboard).
Drizzle the paint over your canvas. This is a great way for your child to learn how to control the flow of paint. Talk to him or her about squeezing the tube of paint gently and moving his or her arms in a circular or back and forth motion over the canvas as they’re squeezing.
Now, hand the credit cards over to the kids (hmmmm, you don’t hear that often!), and have them scrape and blend the paint colours altogether. I find this part of the process fascinating, and I love to hear the children’s reactions to what they’re seeing and creating.