Tape Resist Art with Sticky Tape and Crayons

Tape Resist Art with Sticky Tape and Crayons
It was my mum’s birthday this week so Pebble and I created something special to give her. I’ve seen lots of takes on Tape Resist Art – some using masking tape or painters tape and paint, edible finger paint, fabric, and ink. I had an idea to make a poster for Nana, but … let’s be honest… at 32 weeks pregnant the idea of getting out any of these messy materials just feels like hard work right now! So, we experimented, and came up with Tape Resist Art using sticky tape (sellotape) and crayons. I’m sure that I’m not the first person to think of this!

Tape Resist Art with Sticky Tape and Crayons

You will need:

  • 1 sheet of cardboard
  • 1 sheet of paper
  • sticky tape/sellotape
  • crayons
  • tissues
  • optional: hole punch and ribbon for hanging
  1. Use the tape to create the pattern that you want on the paper. We wrote ‘Nana’, but you could do any pattern.
  2. Hand over the crayons and let the drawing (scribbling!) begin. Pebble is in a real scribbling-drawing phase at the moment, so this activity was perfect for her interest. She was a little daunted by the large paper space after a while, but still determined to fill all the white spaces and asked me to help. I always love any excuse to colour :)
  3. Use tissues to wipe over the sellotape and clean off the crayons, revealing your tape masterpiece.
  4. Stick the paper onto your piece of card to create a ‘frame’ and also make it more durable and ready to display.

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I’d like to try this again with Pebble doing some free-style taping of her own choice, and one day we will get those messy materials out too, I’m sure.

Have you ever experimented with tape resist art?

Kylie @ Octavia and Vicky

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24 Replies to “Tape Resist Art with Sticky Tape and Crayons”

    1. That’s a great idea. At my school the teachers do the book covers – we create art work for each cover and put those clear slip on book covers over the top. I will have to remember to use this idea for one of the covers when I go back to work in 2014.

  1. I hadn’t heard of this idea before – Love it…
    And it’s got me thinking.
    I wonder if you used masking tape, whether it would pull off smoothly enough to leave the colour-free pattern on the paper?
    Gorgeous photos – especially the action shot!

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