A Craft for a Winter Afternoon: Pour Paintings

I’ve been seeing beautiful photos and videos of “Pour Paintings,” and as I was cleaning out a closet today, I found tiny canvases. I remembered all the acrylic paints we still have in our craft bin, and then I remembered how much I loved making coasters for our coffee mugs. And then I remembered Pour Painting!

I ask my very artistic children to help me. They knew all about Pour Painting already. If you’ve never heard of it, you can read about it here. Basically, you water down your acrylics (we used paint thinner and water). You pour one color in the bottom of a cup, then the next color on top, and then the next color and so on. They you pour the cup out onto your canvas. You can use a blow dryer to move the paint around (or just tilt your canvas back and forth).

Here is my first Pour Painting that I’ll use as a coaster (but you can find many other examples on the internet).

I love pausing for a little craft in winter time.

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