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Snap Painting

This week the kids and I had a TON of fun doing the silly little art activity, snap painting. 

Supplies: an large old frame, a sheet of paper larger than your frame, washable paint, foam brushes, various size rubber bands. 

Step 1: pull rubber bands around frame

the kids were only able to do about half the bands, i helped with the rest

Step 2: paint top portion of rubber bands

you can see here that big buddy started to paint the bottom of the rubber
band too. it doesn't matter too much - it just makes it more difficult to
see the splatters. 

Step 3: snap the rubber bands

it makes a pretty cool snap sound on top of splattering
the paint - mini man thought it was hilarious

Step 4: repeat steps 2 & 3 until you are pleased with your design

creation #1

creation #2

This activity can get a little messy but it is totally worth it for all the giggles it produces. 


  1. Oh, I'm definitely going to have to try this with my kids - they would have such a great time with it!

  2. Ooh this DOES look like brilliant fun! I know two small people who would love this!

    Thanks for sharing on Kids Get Crafty!


  3. Hi, I'm just stopping over from Making Boys Men where I've just nominated your awesome blog for the Liebster Award (my post goes live Fri 7th) - Congratulations!

  4. Look at that big smile on your son's face! Definitely worth all the mess! Can't wait to try this.

  5. This looks like tons of messy fun! Thanks for sharing at the Sunday Showcase. :)

  6. I love the activity. Kids will surely enjoy this one at home and they'll learn at the same time. Your kids are adorable too. They are so delighted.

  7. Rachel, this looks like so much fun! I'm going to have to try it with my boys. Thanks for sharing!


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