Skip to Content

Join The KinderArt Club, for Premium Art Lesson Plans.

Sponge Painting

Sponge Painting
Print Friendly, PDF & Email

Students will use sponges as painting tools.

By Andrea Mulder-Slater

What You Need:

  • Paper
  • Poster board
  • Tempera paint
  • Sponges
  • Containers for water
  • Containers for paint
  • Scissors
  • A covered work area (or the great outdoors)

What You Do:

  1. Cut sponges into various shapes (squares, triangles, diamonds etc.)
  2. Dip sponges in paint and dab them onto scrap paper to remove the excess paint.
  3. Use the sponges to create pictures on Bristol board, cardboard or other heavy paper.
  4. Specific pictures can be created or just fancy designs. Its all up to you.


Join Our Club

You are currently on the site which features lots of free art activity ideas for kids (I hope you are enjoying them!) HOWEVER, if you are looking for more detailed art lesson plans, drawing lessons, printables, sketchbook starters (and more) provided monthly, you will LOVE The KinderArt Club - a membership portal designed for parents, homeschoolers, classroom art teachers and studio instructors.

Inside the club you will find hundreds of printable PDF art lessons designed to work in small or large group settings, with a range of ages (from 5 to 12 years).

Get creative teaching kids at home, instructing students in a classroom, leading workshops in a studio, or sharing online, as you explore artists, art periods, science, nature, history, cultures and themes, with creativity and flexibility in mind.

Join us today at:

Sign up for our Newsletter