17 Ways to Play, Create and Learn with Tempera Paint

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 17 Ways to Play, Learn and Create with Tempera PaintI was looking through our photos over the weekend and came across these pics of Pebble have a great time in the summer sunshine, exploring with tempura paints. I had grabbed a few bits and pieces from our art cupboard and our kitchen, then Pebble spent a lovely afternoon scooping, sprinkling, squeezing and spraying.

It was lots of fun and made me want to look for more things to do with our tempera paint stash. I found sixteen more super fun ways to play, create and learn with this colourful powder. Read on to find out more about how Pebble played and more fun ideas.

 17 Ways to Play, Learn and Create with Tempera Paint  17 Ways to Play, Learn and Create with Tempera Paint  17 Ways to Play, Learn and Create with Tempera Paint

What we used:

  • tempera powder paints
  • kitchen sieve
  • spoons
  • spray bottle filled with water
  • paper
  • water tub

The way we played:

  • sprinkling paint over paper and it with spraying water
  • sprinkling paint into a water tub and mixing it
  • spraying water onto the slide and seeing it evaporate
  • floating paper in the water tub, sprinkling it with paint and spraying it with more water.

The stuff we learned:

  • squeezing (fine motor)
  • colour mixing
  • cause and effect
  • evaporation

16 MORE ways to play, create and learn with tempera paints:

Kylie @ Octavia and Vicky

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10 Comments

  1. I love these great ideas – and on the lawn, smart idea!!

  2. I bought two containers of tempera paint the other week for 70% at our local toy store. We haven’t used them yet mostly because I wasn’t quite sure how to go about it. Now I have lots of ideas :)

    The store only had white and green on sale so that’s the only colours we have. I would love to get a whole range of colours. Where do you get yours from?
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  3. What a great list! I love the spray bottle idea… I have never used powdered tempura paint & haven’t seen it around my parts, where do u get it from?
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  4. These are great ideas!!
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  5. I’ve never used tempera paint before. I’m going to look out for some now. Looks like fun!
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  6. I’ve never had much luck with tempera powder, I prefer edicol but I love these ideas and doesn’t Pebble look like she is having so much fun!!
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  7. I’ve never used power paint before. Love that it’s coupled with the spray bottle…I think that would make it extra fun!
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  8. Wow! I have actually never used powdered paint before. Thanks for sharing this because there are so many things you can obviously do with it. Great post Kylie.

  9. How great is this idea….and thanks for the extra posts.

    My local art store is always out of tempera paint though. Must order online I think

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