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Stencil Art for Kids – Beautiful Process and Texture

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Stencil art for kids is a great way for kids to be creative while using a guide to help the process of making designs and shapes a little easier! This is perfect for early learners who need just a little extra help making their art come to life! 

Mixed Media Inspiration with Lots of Texture

Here you’ll find some inspiration for your stencil artwork! We integrated lots of techniques that are easy for kids and even toddlers. In addition to using stencils, you’ll see blending, splatter painting, adding texture (sand and dirt!) as well as a nature-based diy border!

You might as well make space on the fridge because they’re going to be creating a masterpiece that deserves to be showcased once it’s dry! This art activity is perfect for a wide variety of ages and a great way to increase their painting confidence.

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Stencil Art for Kids in Action!

In this video you’ll see the process of creating mixed media stencil art – so fun and straightforward even a toddler can do it!

You’ll see the various techniques that takes stencil art for kids to the next level with texture, splatter accents, and a nature-based frame!

Use different stencils to create different scenes over and over again with our free printable stencil collection!

Stencil Art for Kids in Action!

In this video you’ll see the process of creating mixed media stencil art for kids – so fun and straightforward even a toddler can do it!

You’ll see the various techniques that takes stencil art to the next level with texture, splatter accents, and a nature-based frame!

Use different stencils to create different scenes over and over again with our free printable stencil collection!

stencil art for kids free printable blending technique dinosaur mermaid under the sea

Downloadable Stencils and Art Supplies

We made a bundle of stencils for you to use for free for this stencil art for kids project! Just download, print, and cut! If you have a Cricut, you can just upload the image to Makerspace and have the machine do the cutting for you. If you don’t have a Cricut, just grab a sharp craft knife to cut out the stencils!

Our paper and paint supplies are from Arteza. They are not only super vibrant and beautiful, but they are non-toxic and washable!

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Materials

Step-by-Step Instructions 

Step 1

To kick start the blending process, put drops of paint in different shades on a paper to be blended. This is a great intro technique for learning how to blend!

Step 2

For some splatter accents, show the kiddos how you can tap 2 paintbrushes togeher to get a fun effect! These splatter dots turned into both “bubbles” or “stars,” depending on the stencil used.

Step 3

Use our free printable stencil. We used black paint for a silhoutte look!

Step 4

Next, add some texture by gluing sand for the mermaid and dolphin artwork or dirt as we did for the dinosaur artwork. Of course, you can choose whatever texture you like!

Step 5

Finally, add a textured border using shells/branches or another item of your choice!

Step 1

To kick start the blending process, put drops of paint in different shades on a paper to be blended. This is a great intro technique for learning how to blend!

Step 2

For some splatter accents, show the kiddos how you can tap 2 paintbrushes togeher to get a fun effect! These splatter dots turned into both “bubbles” or “stars,” depending on the stencil used.

Step 4

Use our free printable stencil. We used black paint for a silhoutte look!

Step 5

Next, add some texture by gluing sand for the mermaid and dolphin artwork or dirt as we did for the dinosaur artwork. Of course, you can choose whatever texture you like!

Step 6

Finally, add a textured border using shells/branches or another item of your choice!

Beyond Making Stencil Art for Kids!

Painting is a great fine motor activity for kids because it teaches them to see with their eyes while painting with their hands. Holding a paint brush is a great first step for stengthening grip and hand control before using pencils! 

Using the stencils also allows them to trace and embrace an artistic tool that can help them create something new and unique.

You can also use the paint colors to talk about paint color combinations and even learn about primary and secondary colors.

stencil art for kids free printable blending technique dinosaur mermaid under the sea
stencil art for kids free printable blending technique dinosaur mermaid under the sea

Beyond Making Stencil Art for Kids!

Painting is a great fine motor activity for kids because it teaches them to see with their eyes while painting with their hands. Holding a paint brush is a great first step for stengthening grip and hand control before using pencils!

Using the stencils also allows them to trace and embrace an artistic tool that can help them create something new and unique.

You can also use the paint colors to talk about paint color combinations and even learn about primary and secondary colors.

More Ways to Explore Artistic Mediums

Want more project after doing this stencil art for kids? Here are my top picks for arts and crafts kits that encourage hands on creations!

Water Marbling Kit

Create beautiful marbled art with this easy to use kit. This is water based art and comes with all the tools needed to create 10 masterpieces!

Spin and Spiral Art

This fun kit allows kiddos to explore both spin art and spiral art. The kit comes with 3 spiro gears, 6 markers, 3 ink bottles, 15 paper discs, and an art station base.

Sand Art Kit

This sand art kit comes with 8 different colors of sand to create sand bottles and pendant bottles. A great way to discover art through a different medium!

String Art Kit

This kit is a fun way for kids to create and display amazing shapes and designs artistically made with string.  Use a pattern included in the kit or create your own!

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