Monet Craft for Kids

Claude Monet is well known for his beautiful water scenes! This Monet Art Project for Kids is a fun (and messy) finger painting craft that will leave children with beautiful results. The materials used are simple and you’re sure to have them on hand in your art supply closet. I suggest you try this craft beforehand to get a feel for removing the tape.

Monet Art Project Materials:

  • Cardstock Paper
  • Fingerpaint
  • Painters Tape or Masking Tape


Monet Art Project for Kids:

Step 1: Build Your Bridge

For this craft, you’ll need some masking tape to make your bridge shape. I cut our tape in half to get thinner strips. You want to form the shape of the bridge using your masking tape. You can do this ahead of time for younger children if needed.

Continue building your bridge using small sections of tape for the slats. Try to add five or six of them across the bridge at equal intervals.

Step 2: Monet Finger Paint Art

Time to fingerpaint! Provide students with a rainbow of colors for them to dip their fingers in, then show them how to dab their finger multiple times to start filling in the canvas.

This is a great time to teach children about color blending and using similar colors (hues) together to create depth. Show children how to overlap their fingerprints to blend the different colors together.

Continue to fill in your canvas with a multitude of colors and blends. Don’t worry about painting over the tape. As long as it’s securly fixed to your paper the paint will not seep through.

Add more fingerprints over the bridge and below until your entire canvas is filled up.

Step 3: Allow to Dry

As tempting as it is to peel off the tape, set your art asside and allow your art to dry. Keep the little ones busy by reading one of the many beautiful children’s stories of Monet.

Step 4: Peel to Reveal Your Masterpiece!

Once your art project has dried, carefully peel back the sections of tape to reveal Monet’s bridge! Mount these masterpieces to colored construction paper and hang up in your homeschool classroom or in your classroom bulletin board.

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