Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Paint Free Painting Fun!

I have found a new online love! And the kids love it too! Do you know who Jackson Pollock is? He was the artist who dripped and splattered paint and became famous for it.

I love finding easy and fun art projects for kids and I am always looking for new activities to keep my grandkids busy. So, when I was clicking through all the linkers from Wow Us Wednesday I came across the ArtClub blog. There are some really great art projects there for kids. I saw Jackson Pollock’s name under her Projects list and clicked through to see what she had there and came across this link (below). It is an online painting app and it is a blast! For those of you who don’t want to have the kids make a mess with real paint then you will love this!

When you go to this wonderful site, click at the top where it says ‘Enter JacksonPollock.org’ and immediately you are on a blank painting page. You move your cursor/mouse to splatter and drip the paint. Move it quickly for thin stringy lines or slowly for big splatters and drips. Left click your mouse to change colors. You can go on and on and on.....I don't think the paint ever stops coming. Limit your paintings to only a few colors or click again and agin for many. And, if you would like to save an extra special master piece, right click to print it out. However, I can just imagine all the printer ink you could go through!

I didn’t find a way to save the finished images to my computer so I took photos of them ;) I’m too cheap to use the ink it would take to print one unless it was framing quality! I can make a folder for each child on my computer to 'save' their art work in that I took a picture of so it's not lost; but I don't have to print each one out either. I had a lot of fun with it and only stopped painting because my hand starting cramping. All the images used here were made by me using this painting app. Oops! Didn’t get around to my ‘to do’ list again.  Check it out, Jackson Pollock.org, you will love it too.
When was the last time you had fun just splattering paint freely?

Linking at GRAND Social, these parties and the Thrifty Home.

I have had a lot of content theft lately. If you are reading this post anywhere else but at Family Home and Life then it was used without permission! Copyright© Family Home and Life 2012 All Rights Reserved


  1. OK, I had to stop in the middle of reading this to go to the site and play! What a great site and Amara is going to love it! She is very much into art and this will just be another avenue for her to explore while I sit next to her sharing the fun. That is of course if she can get the mouse away from me!

    Add to the To DO List -- order printer ink. Check!

  2. this suggestion is a keeper. thanks!

  3. ArtClub blog is one of my favorite sites and I'm not surprised that it is what led you to THIS terrific experience! I love it when kids have fun, but a hidden art lesson is lurking within too! What child isn't going to recognize Pollock's name after a session of this? Thanks for the links!

  4. Thank you so much for your kind words, and your link back to my blog. I'm thrilled you found the Pollock site and are spreading the word. Love what you made, and yes, it can be addictive!

    Sorry to hear about the content theft you're experiencing. I have to wonder why people bother blogging if it's only to steal other people's ideas and pass them off as their own. Such a shame.

  5. Thanks everyone! I hope you will all try the Jackson Pollock site. It is really a great place to have clean cheap fun!

  6. I stopped to go play with the site..bookmarking that one, thanks for sharing!

  7. That is so cool! I created several masterpieces before heading back to comment here. Love that. Love that it actually splatters in places, too. Thanks, Connie!

    I last splattered paint when I painted the food stand for my grandsons. I seriously considered decorating the matching table and chairs in Pollack style splotches and drips but ended up taking the more conservative route.

    Thank you for linking up to the GRAND Social!

  8. I had no idea there was a site to play on :) Just wanted to thank you for linking up last week and let you know the party is live now! I can't wait to see what you share this week at All my Bloggy Friends!

  9. What a fun idea, can't wait to try it with my girls!
    New follower here! I would love to have you link up with my Clever Chicks Blog Hop!



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