For some reason, I have this over abundance of pouf bath sponges. Even I admit that it is a bit odd. I couldn’t tell you a specific time or place that I came into possession of any of them, but somehow they take up almost an entire drawer in my bathroom. I obviously do not use them that much, and they’ve been there for a while, so over spring break, the kids and I decided to put them to crafty use!
I wasn’t sure what the outcome would be to use a net sponge with paint, but the kids and I got a few different results. The boys all had assorted spongy prints all over their paper, but they liked using the sponge because it was more fun than a regular paintbrush and they still did not have to get messy.
My daughter made a painting that surprisingly turned out lovely. Rather than sponging the paint on the paper, she dragged the pouf across the page, and it created a nice horizontal effect.
After experimenting with paper, my daughter and I grabbed a small canvas and created an abstract painting for her room.
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Make sure the pouf sponge is clean and dry. A new pouf is ideal.
Place the pouf in the color of your choosing, and then gently press the sponge on the canvas. You may want to fo one “practice” press on paper or cardboard before applying it to the canvas. This will remove any extra paint and give you a feel of the pressure.
Continue across the canvas until you’ve achieved your desired look. Try experimenting with different colors!
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