This BioColor paint scrape trick has been dazzling students and our online community for years! I had never made a nighttime sky with it before, and I am over the moon with this discovery. Come check it out!
Have you ever seen the BioColor paint scrape trick?
BioColor paint looks and feels like “normal” kids’ paint, but it has some characteristics that remind me of acrylic. We mainly use it as our go-to paint because it never cracks, fades, or peels, so your art always looks fresh (even a decade later).
Another reason why we love it is because of this paint scrape trick! For this trick, you simply use this paint directly – no additives or anything extra incorporated into the paint.
If you’ve seen it before, you’ll love this new spin on it! But, if you haven’t seen the trick before, ohhh, you’re in for a treat.
Related: We love using BioColor paint on our GIANT 10-foot coloring banners!
Make a starry sky with BioColor paint scrape
Years ago, I learned how to make x-ray handprints with BioColor paint and was hooked.
I think I’ve made x-ray handprints every year for at least ten years in a row!
But using this simple technique to make a starry sky feels like a new discovery. I hope you’re ready to see more art with this method coming because it’s incredible.
Looking for more ways to use BioColor paint? Here are some fun ones!
- BioColor Drizzle Art – Discount School Supply
- BioColor Magic Paint Activities – Buddly Crafts
- BioColor Putty Slime – Friends Art Lab
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With that said, we purchased BioColor paints for nearly two decades before becoming a partner with Discount School Supply. 😉
- BioColor paint
- Squeegee – if you don’t have a squeegee, a piece of cardboard or cardstock paper folded in half can work, too!
- White paper – the thicker the better
- Glitter glue – optional
We’re using the cut, stamp, scrape method.
- Cut: using a marker, draw a star shape on a sponge and cut it out. While we usually love opportunities for kids to cut the materials out, sponges are thick and safer for adults to cut out.
- Stamp: add paint into small sections on your paint, making sure they’re just large enough to fit your star sponge stamp. Next, stamp! Invite your kids to add as many star stamps to their paper as they’d like.
- Scrape: while the stars are still wet, add a line of black BioColor paint across the top of the paper. Next, invite your child to use a squeegee to pull the black paint from the top of the paper to the bottom. As the black moves over the stars, notice how they don’t cover the stars up! It’s like magic.
How cool is that?!
I have tried this with other paints to see what happens, and I have only ever had success with BioColor paint.
Once you’ve made your starry sky, experiment with other colors. Make green stars or purple stars! Make your sky pink, orange, or yellow! No matter what colors you use, it always works. Dark over light, light over dark – always a success.
More is more, so let’s add glitter ✨
I know many of us love adding glitter to space-themed projects, but your paper is nearly dry when it’s done because the paint gets scraped off. So, instead of sprinkling glitter onto wet paint, we can add some sparkle and shine with glitter glue.
And not only is the glitter glue pretty, but it also is a FANTASTIC fine-motor challenge for young hands. Making the glue go as closely as possible to the outline of the stars involves many hand-eye-brain coordination skills. We love extra learning opportunities!
In our experience, usually no. If avoiding staining is very important to you, simply wear old clothes that can get messy when doing this type of project.
Not at all! Have fun with it and make any shape you love.
Very little time, actually! Because most of the paint is scraped off, they dry very quickly.
The BioColor paint scrape is just the beginning
This paint really does it all, and once you try it, you’ll see why we’re obsessed with it.
BRB, gotta go make one million more starry sky pieces!