Easy Squish Painting For Kids: Two Different Ways

Squish painting for kids

Squish painting is a fun way for kids to play with paint. It’s super easy and your kids can learn about how paint moves and even learn about symmetry!

It’s pretty easy to have loads of fun with squish painting and today I’m going to share two different ways of playing with it.

WHAT IS SQUISH PAINTING?

If you’ve ever wondered what the “fold over painting name” is, it’s usually called squish painting. Basically you add paint to a piece of paper and fold it in half. Then the paper will squish and create a fun design. You can also use saran wrap to create a squish painting that won’t be symmetrical. I’m sharing both techniques below with easy step-by-step instructions.

Squish painting for kids

HOW TO MAKE A Squish Painting Using CLING Wrap

This is a fun squish painting idea to try as it gives a pretty abstract pattern. For this technique, you’ll need acrylic paint, a piece of paper, and cling wrap.

Squish painting for kids

First, add dots of paint all over the paper in various sizes. Then place a piece of cling wrap that’s large enough to cover the full piece of paper.

Squish painting for kids

Press down with your fingers and watch it squish! You can move the paint around by dragging it left or right.

Squish painting for kids

Here’s the result of the one I made. Let it dry and add it to the fridge! These pieces usually look great framed. Also, your kids could cut shapes out of them for future crafts.


HOW TO MAKE A SYMMETRICAL BUTTERFLY SQUISH PAINTING

butterfly symmetry painting for kids

For this technique, you only need acrylic paint and a piece of paper.

First, fold the paper in half. Then, add paint to one side of a piece of paper to create the butterfly wings and the center.

butterfly symmetry painting for kids
butterfly symmetry painting for kids

Now fold the piece of paper in half and press firmly.

butterfly symmetry painting for kids

Open up and your symmetrical butterfly painting will appear!

Squish painting is also great for toddlers as it’s easy to play and learn about how paint moves around. Give this technique a try and see what your kids think! It’s really fun to play around with both techniques, so don’t be surprised if your kids want to make a bunch of squish paintings!

Happy creating friends!

 

 

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