I Am Thankful Art Activity


This I Am Thankful art activity uses the resist art technique. Kids will love doing it with this free Thanksgiving printable.Have you heard of resist art?

That is where you use two incompatible mediums to create a work of art.

I have seen on the Internet how people have used a hot glue gun to create a design on a paper and paint over it.

So, I created this resist art I Am Thankful activity for your grandkids to do.

Here is a list of items you will need:

I Am Thankful free printable
watercolor paint
hot glue gun

Print out the I Am Thankful page. Trace around the words and the pumpkins with the hot glue. Let it cool.

This I Am Thankful art activity uses the resist art technique. Kids will love doing it with this free Thanksgiving printable.

Make sure your grandchild puts an apron on to protect her clothing. Then let her paint away. The area where the glue is will ‘resist’ the paint.

This I Am Thankful art activity uses the resist art technique. Kids will love doing it with this free Thanksgiving printable.This I Am Thankful art activity uses the resist art technique. Kids will love doing it with this free Thanksgiving printable.This I Am Thankful art activity uses the resist art technique. Kids will love doing it with this free Thanksgiving printable.

Grandchildren can paint only inside the glue.

Or, you can put some acrylic paint on a lid from a plastic whipped topping container (a.k.a. Cool Whip), slightly thin the paint with water, and then use a sponge paint brush to paint over the whole paper.

They could use only one color. Or they can be creative and use more colors blending where the edges of the colors meet. Creativity is the modus operandi here, folks.

Ta da! Here is the finished product.

(Where is Emma? you ask. The length of her attention span was all used up in painting. She didn’t want to sit to have her picture taken. Oh well . . .)

This I Am Thankful art activity uses the resist art technique. Kids will love doing it with this free Thanksgiving printable.

If you really want to be creative, draw a design freehand on your paper. It could just be just lines and squiggle or it could be shapes like hearts, stars, or flowers. Or, you could write your grandchild’s name. If your grandchild is old enough, let her use the glue gun to create her own design.

Happy painting!


2 thoughts on “I Am Thankful Art Activity

  • Mother of 3

    How cute! We have tried a few resist art projects but I never thought to break out our glue gun! You have inspired me and I think I have a pretty good idea of an easy art project for today. Pinned.

Comments are closed.