Masking tape and a piece of matboard or cardboard...that's all you need!
Kids wrap around the board with my favorite,
colored masking tape from DiscountSchoolSupply.com
(or wherever you like to get your art materials).
Kids simply wrap colored masking tape around the board, in any way they like.
First time "wrappers" tend to make the board puffy with tape and colors.
They will refine their work when they get the idea.
This idea comes from being inspired by the great abstract master, Mondrian. Look at more of his work here and HERE:
Mondrian, Piet (1872-1944)
"I would not trouble to cite these observations if I did not belive they bring one to see better Mondrian's vigilant planning for variation, balance, and interest. His were not just the moves of an intellectual game or tour de force of painterly construction. Through the rhythem of differences and contrasts of a few colors and lines, with an appearence of both freedom and control in the opposition of the regular and the random, he effects a stirring expression of his delight in sensation and movement. (...)
Piet Mondrian. Broadway Boogie-Woogie. 1942-43. Oil on canvas, 50 x 50"(127x127 cm). The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Given anonymously.
While Mondrian's abstract paintings of the 1920s and 1930s have an architectural effect with an impressive stability and strength, the surprise of Broadway Boogie-Woogie lies in its movement and colorful visual music. The reversion to his earlier styles clearly served a new expressive intent. In conceiving Broadway Boogie-Woogie, Mondrian could well have been inspired by the sights of New York, the dazzling night spectacle of its high buildings with their countless points of light, and in particular the moving illumined signs at Times Square. He had been prepared for this new conception by his enjoyment of Paris where, on first encountering jazz and modern popular dance in the 1920s, he defended them against detractors. In Paris he discovered, besides Cubist painting, the beauty of a big city as a collective work of art and its promise of greater freedom and an understanding milieu. Shortly before coming to New York he had disclosed a new inspiration in paintings with more complex grids, which he called Place de la Concorde and Trafalga Square - the forerunnerd of the interwoven grid in New York Cityand Broadway Boogie-Woogie. (...)
Mondrian was never freer and more colorful, and closer to the city spectacle in its double aspect of the architectual as an endless construction of repeated regular units and of the random in the perpetual movement of people, traffic, and flashing lights."