I’m loving all the pixel designs that have been everywhere lately, so decided to try a pixel project with my daughter. It’s a great way to learn about color mixing, have a messy fun time and make something really cool all at once.
We used fabric and I made a tote bag, but you could try this project on wood, canvas, a ready-made tote bag or any number of other options. All you’ll need is acrylic paint and a sponge.
I cut the sponges into 1″ cubes and drew a grid on the fabric with a water-soluble marker. Then I helped my daughter mix up the paints and got stamping. To complete the project with my six-year-old, it did take some supervision and a bit of patience, but it was totally doable and she was so proud of herself when it was all finished.
Just click on the images below and print if you need a starting point, but really, you can just come up with imaginary pixels by painting varying shades of the same color next to one another.
Published July 21, 2011. Last updated May 28, 2016.