Abstract Art Activity

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Abstract Art Activity

We’ve got a great craft activity for all the little artists out there! This abstract art activity is a free form craft where anything goes! Abstract art is a modern form of art that doesn’t look exactly like other things around us. It might make you think, or laugh, or feel something new. It might look like something to you, and something completely different to someone else. Or it might not look anything at all! Abstract art can be anything you can imagine!

In this abstract art activity, we give suggestions for different techniques to try in your abstract art piece. Many of these techniques have been used in some our favorite Super Simple crafts – you might recognize a few! Each one makes a different kind of shape, pattern and texture, and you can use any colors you like.

Abstract Art Activity

Try showing your little one a few of these different techniques, and see which ones they like. Some of these techniques are perfect for the youngest of artists, and some are great for artists who have developed their fine motor skills a bit more. Give it a try and see what your little artist comes up with!


Things You Need

Abstract Art Activity
  • A blank piece of paper

All you need to get started is a blank piece of paper. What other materials you need will depend on the techniques you try. Those special materials are listed under each technique and are in the photo above.


Technique: Aluminium Foil Stamp

Abstract Art Activity

Where You’ve Seen This Before: The Great Big Moon Craft

Materials:

  • Aluminum foil
  • Craft paint

How To: Scrunch and flatten a piece of aluminum foil in a ball. Dip it into paint and stamp it onto your piece of paper. Try stamping the aluminum foil into two different colors of paint for an interesting effect.


Technique: Bubble Wrap Stamp

Abstract Art Activity

Where You’ve Seen This Before: Create Your Own Beehive & Snowman Craft & Bubble Wrap Rain Craft

Materials:

  • Bubble wrap
  • Craft paint
  • Paint brush

How To: Using a paint brush, brush paint onto the bubble wrap and press it down onto the paper. Try using different sizes of bubble wrap for a different look, or cut your bubble wrap into different shapes.


Technique: Dotters With A Stencil

Abstract Art Activity

Where You’ve Seen This Before: Valentine’s Day Stamp Crafts & Activities!

Materials:

  • Dotters
  • Paper
  • Scissors

How To: Cut a shape out of paper and place the paper shape onto your art piece. For our art piece, we cut out a snowflake shape. Use a dotter to stamp around the edges of the paper cut out shape. Remove the stencil to reveal the shape!


Technique: Make Your Own Stamps

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Where You’ve Seen This Before: Apple Tree Stamps

Materials:

  • Paint
  • Bottle Caps & foam stickers
  • Pom poms & clothespin

How To: Stick foam stickers onto a bottle cap to make your own stamps! Dip the stamp into paint and stamp your paper. Clip a pom pom onto a clothespin to make a simple circle stamp with a clothespin handle. Dip the pom pom into paint and stamp your paper. 


Technique: Tissue Paper Blooms

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Where You’ve Seen This Before: Tissue Paper Tree Craft

Materials:

  • Tissue Paper
  • White glue
  • Pencil

How To: Cut the tissue paper into squares and wrap them around the eraser end of a pencil. Dip it into white glue and then glue it onto your paper. If this is too tricky for little hands, you can always glue the pieces of tissue paper directly onto the paper for a bit of different tissue paper technique. 


Technique: Cardboard Tube Stamp

Abstract Art Activity

Where You’ve Seen This Before: Valentine’s Day Stamp Crafts & Activities!

Materials:

  • Cardboard tube
  • Glue

How To: Fold the cardboard tube to make different shapes, like a square, oval or bowtie. Dip the end of the tube into paint, and stamp your paper!


For more technique ideas for your abstract art piece, check out these other crafts:

You can let your imagination and creativity run wild on your paper with these different art techniques, perfect for little artists. If you would like a bit of structure for your abstract art piece, try starting by drawing a squiggly line all over your paper, connecting the two ends of the line so you make different sections. Then fill each section with a different technique from the list above!

Abstract Art Activity

When you’re finished, don’t forget to sign your name and give your art piece a title. What would you name the art piece below? 

Abstract Art Activity

We call it ‘The Slimey Snail’. We can’t wait to see your amazing abstract art! 

Need more inspiration? Watch Caitie make abstract art in the classroom in the Caitie’s Classroom episode All About Art

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