How to Do Splatter Paint With Markers

by Christi Aldridge
Markers can simulate the same splatter paint effect that paint can.

Markers can simulate the same splatter paint effect that paint can.

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You don't need messy paints to create a splatter paint picture with your kids. Markers can provide the same splatter paint effect without having to open a bunch of jars of liquid craft paints. However, this project can be very messy and it may be best to do it outside or on some newspaper.

Items you will need

  • New markers
  • Drawing or construction paper
Step 1

Spread the paper out that you would like to splatter paint.

Step 2

Choose a marker to begin painting with. New markers seem to work better than old ones, because they have more color in them and haven't had a chance to become dry yet.

Step 3

Hold the marker in your dominant hand, and aim it over the paper. Gently flick your wrist and splatter the marker ink on to the paper.

Step 4

Repeat this with different colors of markers, splattering each one all over the paper. Allow the marker ink to dry completely.

Tips & Warnings

  • Use washable markers when doing this project because the marker splatters will end up on your child and maybe clothing or walls.

Photo Credits

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