Today we are going to create a fun, new tool to help us paint many colors at once, in lines- it's called Cotton Swab painting. We'll show you how to create your painting tool and then share how to use it to create a Valentine's Card and Cardboard Bouquet. There's so many possibilities with this kind of painting technique!
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For Cotton Swab Painting Tool:
-Paper plate or cardboard for paint
-Watercolor or Heavyweight Paper
We used Glitter Gel Pens from iHeartArt Supplies by @brightstripesco
For Cardboard Bouquet:
-Paper straw or wooden stick
-Paper Flower Bouquet printable from the blog at artfeeds.org if you want a flower template!
Step 1: Cut out a piece of cardboard around 4x4in.
Step 2: Cut a hole out of one side of your cardboard piece in order to make a holder for your hand to go in.
Step 3: Stick cotton swabs into the holes of the cardboard on the end of the piece; leave a half inch of the cotton swab out of the cardboard.
Step 4: Dip your cotton swabs into paint, make sure each swab has paint on it, and use them to paint designs onto your bouquet, valentine, or anything you want!
Step 5 (For Bouquet): Cut out floral shapes out of cardboard or paper, attach them to sticks, and add them into a cardboard roll!
When you make your own version of this project, post it online with #ArtFeedsMakes so we can cheer you on in your creativity!