Friday, September 6, 2013

Pinprick Art

Here is an easy and quick, non-messy art project!

Supplies: All you need is a piece of colored paper, a pencil, a push pin, and a small cardboard box to use as a work surface.

Directions: Have your child lightly sketch a simple design on the piece of colored paper. Taking the cardboard box, turn it over and use the bottom as a work surface. Place the paper on the box. Using the push pin, begin making small pin prick holes along the penciled lines.

The pricks should be far enough apart that there are distinct holes, but close enough together that it gives the illusion of a continuous line.

When all the pencil lines have been pricked, hold your creation up to the sunlight and enjoy seeing your design "light up" with sunshine!

Some ideas for simple outlines:
  • leaf
  • smiley face
  • stick figure family
  • flower
  • butterfly
  • boat
  • snowman
  • constellations (works great on black paper - use chalk to write constellation names next to your creation)
  • house
Some ideas for more elaborate outlines:
  • city skyline (looks really cool on black paper)
  • skyscraper
  • animals
  • person silhouette (especially side profile of the head)
  • automobiles

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  1. I haven't done this in so long. I'm sure my kids would enjoy it. :)

  2. That will be so fun. I may have to try to figure a way to fit this into my co-op class this year.

  3. I have always loved the idea of doing something like this, but I never have. It looks so fun. I am sure the older girls would have a blast with this. Thanks for sharing on Throwback Thursday Blog-Style. So glad you stopped by. I can't wait to see what you share this week.


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