Friday, 20 October 2017

Decorated fence palings

A great art project for children is painting fence palings for the garden.
The fence palings are normally used for low garden fencing and can be bought in most hardware stores.
I bought my fence palings at Bunnings in Nelson.
Before the art class I sanded the palings and gave them a quick undercoat with white acrylic paint and then sanded the palings again to achieve a smooth surface for decorating.

The finished fence palings all different
 Before the children started to paint the palings I asked them to draw a design on paper first and incorporate all the different ideas for the fence paling.
Then the children used a coloured pencil to divide the paling into sections like head, body, legs.
The children started to paint the background first and the following session we added all the details.

We let the paint dry and then I sprayed the artwork with varnish so the finished fence palings can be placed in the garden.


  1. What a wonderful and fun project! Happy PPF, hugs, Valerie

  2. what a great project to get the children involved in art! Beautiful samples. Happy PPF!

  3. That is such a great idea for children's art. I believe it could be used in assisted living facilities too. Thanks for sharing this.

  4. Very original art project! It's neat how different each one is.

  5. can't wait to see them in place.

  6. This is a wonderful project for the kids. They all did such a wonderful job.

  7. Fabulous project! What a great teacher you are...these are so fun! Love you great guidance!

    Peace Giggles

  8. Oh this is such a wonderful project! I love the pictures you took especially the first one and I love it to see how the palings turned out! This world needs much more of these beautiful fence palings! It's such a great idea!

  9. Very clever art and teaching children. Great. Blessings, Janet


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