Smushed Paint


A fun, creative activity which involves your child using paint of their choice and plastic wrap.



  • Mixed media paper
  • Acrylic paint
  • Paint brush
  • Plastic wrap


  •  Add dots of paint randomly, wherever you’d like across your paper.
  • Once you’ve added all the colors you like, gently lay plastic wrap on top of the paint and press with your hands to spread out the paint.
  •  If you’d like to smooth out any large globs of paint that remain, you can use a brush over the plastic wrap to gently push the paint outwards.
  • Carefully peel back the plastic wrap, and let your artwork dry for at least 4 hours, or overnight.


Watch this video to see the cool results!  Ms. Anna Tries Smush Painting!