Brownie Girl Scout’s have a very fun badge called Painting. It is a chance for the girls to learn about different paintings in different art periods, and then get creative making their own masterpieces. If you need a few ideas and want to plan the badge yourself scroll down to some great quick ideas to add to the fun at your meeting.
If your like many Girl Scout Leaders who just want to have a plug and play planned event ready to go. The printable Paint Badge booklet is right for you. This printable will teach the girls about different art periods, while having fun playing a game, they will have fun with painting with pipe cleaners, bubble wrap, plungers and their hands. The girls will take a crack at painting something from the real world, and working as a group putting together a large mural to be used in a place of the girls choosing.
Additional Ideas to Earn the Brownie Painting Badge
Prior to the meeting we asked each girl to bring in one artist and one painting they really like and a few interesting facts about the artist. At the beginning of meeting each girl shared their artist and painting and everyone gave their opinions on the artist that were chosen.
There are so many things around us that we could paint. But rather than just giving each girl a piece of paper to paint a dog, cat, or person we purchased cardboard purses that the girls could paint, we asked that they find something either around the meeting, or in a magazine to look at and paint onto their purse.
Paint a mood
There are many painters especially modern artist who create abstract art. They don’t paint people or objects it is more shapes, lines, and color that represent feelings or moods. We gave each girl a canvas to paint. We told them we want to Paint a canvas/modern art piece using masking tape to create different shapes on canvas. The girls each taped masking tape on in variety of angles, and then painted each area with different color acrylic paint. When painting is try have girls peel masking tap off.
Instead of using poster board which is not as heavy for paintings use heavy canvas – you can get a 12 pack of 8 x 10 sheets from amazon to use for a lot of different projects for this badge: CANVAS PANELS 12 PACK – 8″X10″
We gave each girl a piece of paper and 3 marbles. Using washable poster paint we changed up finger painting to marble painting. Put different color paints on a plate and give girls bowl of water and paper towels. Then the girls can dunk the marble in the paint and then roll around on paper. Try different colors and create a masterpiece only using marbles.
Paint a mural
The girls wanted to create a mural that tells the story of what they love about being a Girl Scout. Rather than just having girls paint on paper we purchased fabric and cut into squares, gave each girl a piece and fabric paint, and had them create smaller tiles that at end they hooked together to create one large mural.
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