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Tape Resist Art – Christmas Mystery Picture

Kids of all ages will love this Christmas art project for kids! Kids will use watercolor to reveal the Christmas mystery picture while having fun making a fun Christmas craft. This tape resist art is such a fun, easy Christmas craft for toddlers, preschoolers, and kindergarteners too!

Kids of all ages will love this Christmas art project for kids! Kids will use watercolor to reveal the Christmas mystery picture while having fun making a fun Christmas craft. This tape resist art is such a fun, easy Christmas craft for toddlers, preschoolers, and kindergarteners too! 

Christmas Mystery Picture

This is a really fun Christmas activity for kids that takes just a couple minutes to prepare. All you need is paper (cardstock works best), tape, and watercolor paints to make this easy Christmas craft for preschool, toddler, pre-k, and kindergarten age kids.  This is such a fun way to help kids make a fun watercolor art project in December with a fun holiday theme!

Whether you are a parent, teacher, or homeschooler – you will love this Christmas art project that is virtually prep free!

use tape to make the outline of a Chrsitmas picture
Christmas pictures to paint

On paper (preferably cardstock so it stands up to the watercolors well) make the outline of a simple Christmas picture using scotch tape. Here are some ideas for what you can make:

  • present
  • Christmas tree
  • gingerbread man
  • snowflake
  • wreath
  • etc.

Christmas Pictures to Paint

Christmas Craft for Preschoolers

Now have your child paint over the paper using watercolor paint.

Hint: You may want to guide them to the main color as they start. For example I told my son to paint his picture in various shades of blue.

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Christmas Craft for Toddlers

My kids eagerly painted away as they tried to figure out what their mystery picture would be!

snowflake mysteyr picture
Tape Resist Art Project Ideas

You can see over my 3rd graders shoulders that some of the snowflake is coming out. I love that the tape still holds a little color, but stays so much lighter that it really pops.

Christmas Art for Kids
Christmas Art for Kids

Here are a couple of the finished Christmas Mystery Pictures.  It is such a fun, simple concept that kids will really enjoy!

Again, this Christmas Craft for Kids is perfect for kids from 3 all the way up to 10 years of age!

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Ornament Craft Ideas

Looking for more fun and easy ornament crafts to make with your kids in December. You will love these ideas:

Make learning math and literacy skills FUN in December with these super cute, free printable Polar Express Worksheets. Download the pdf file with the polar express worksheets free for no prep, free printable Christmas worksheets to make learning fun with a favorite Christmas picture book for preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, first grade, and 2nd grade students. Gingerbread pritnables Christmas Playdough Mats

Christmas Worksheets for Kids

About the author

Beth Gorden

Beth Gorden is the creative multi-tasking creator of 123 Homeschool 4 Me. As a busy homeschooling mother of six, she strives to create hands-on learning activities and worksheets that kids will love to make learning FUN! She has created over 1 million pages of printables to help teach kids ABCs, science, English grammar, history, math, and so much more! Beth is also the creator of 2 additional sites with even more educational activities and FREE printables - www.kindergartenworksheetsandgames.com and www.preschoolplayandlearn.com

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