Tape Resist Art for Kids - Easter Cross Canvases

I've been wanting to try out some tape resistant art for ages. It' such a clever, simple technique which produces some amazing art, & is just perfect for these Easter Canvases.

I bought three large canvases, some masking tape, & a selection of paints for our toddler group to create three images for Easter.

To make the shape of a cross I stuck several layers of masking tape onto each canvas, making sure there were no gaps where the paint could run into.

Masking tape cross in the middle of the canvas
After reading a children's Easter Storybook with the children they helped choose some of the colours to represent Palm Sunday, Good Friday & Easter Day.

Some amazing effects were produced using small powder puffs & sponges, along with fingerprints & hands. They loved exploring the properties of the paint without using paintbrushes.

Here are the finished canvases which our local Church has asked to display over Easter! I love the movement in each picture & the swirls of light.