Negative Space Painting Summer Art Project

We are in the heat of summer here, and all any of us want to eat is popsicles. So, I thought it would be fun to spend some time inside painting popsicles. This is a great project and you can even use the paper cut out to make a second project. I love it when I can reuse left over paper and supplies from art projects! I love to do negative space painting projects, or coloring projects because you don’t have to be precise when you paint or color. 

Here’s another cool and easy summer art project – ocean coral blow painting!

Negative Space Painting Summer Art Project


  • 2 pieces of coordinating colored paper.
  • Several colors of paint.
  • School Glue.
  • Scissors
  • Pencil

This project is perfect for young and old. And, who doesn’t love to paint like this?!

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Begin by folding one sheet of paper in half.

Then, sketch half of a double popsicle along the fold.

Now, cut the popsicle out of paper, keeping the paper in tact. Set the popsicle aside to use on future projects.


Then, add paint to the full sheet of paper. Fold the paper in half, and smoosh the paint around.

Carefully open the paper with paint on it, and add a line of glue around the perimeter of the paper. 

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Finally, place the paper with the popsicle cut out on top of the painted paper. 

This fun project is perfect for summer art activities.

That’s it! This is such fun way to dodge the summer heat! This would even be an awesome way to make a small party banner, just cut the papers into quarters before you start! Or, you could use the popsicle that you cut out to make a cute summer banner. I hope you’re inspired to spend a hot summer day making some cool art projects! 

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