Looking for kid crafts with paint? Here is a great one that results in a fabulous painting you can hang in the gallery of your home.
I’m still working to bring together the new colors in our TV room and kitchen after the big kitchen remodel. (Which sort of stalled out at 90% done. Anyone got a windowsill for me??) If you’ve been with me for years, you know that we bought the house with a nice khaki wall color and a red linoleum (barf) floor. Rob tiled a great dark gray floor and we moved to a dark green wall, then another color that I don’t remember, and then back to khaki when we put the house on the market. Now it’s a light green/gray that doesn’t show up well in photos, but is gorgeous.
So far I’ve kind of changed the pillows to help move from warm to cool. Lots of blue, people. My inspiration? Coastal Living and Wisteria. But we have basically no money because of the remodel and then the underneath the house remodel with new pipes and foundation. (Oh, did I not mention that? Not as exciting as new granite.) I really wanted a painting in super colors like the color block one in Wisteria’s catalogue, but one that didn’t cost a ton.Enter my young artists. Supplies are simple: canvas, paint, painter’s tape, and brushes. (Plus a lot of soap to clean the brushes and your children.) The best thing is to get paint that will work with your scheme and know which ones can’t mix without making brown. We did this in two shifts: the blue shift and the accent coral and red. Google the color wheel if you’re unsure which colors mix well together.
They WILL paint on themselves. Sometimes on purpose.
I taped off the block sizes I wanted and then let them fill the blocks. Try to make sure your painter’s tape works. Mine had been outside in the rain and didn’t quite work all the way—you can see the blurry edges where paint escaped.
It doesn’t actually hang here, but the light is SO terrible in our TV room. Also? Photos never capture the color of our walls, but whatever. I LOVE THE PAINTING! And that is the point. My boys were so proud, and so happy to have this on the wall. They didn’t want to stop, but if I’m being honest, I made them stop before it got ugly. Note: If you do not reign them in, it WILL get ugly. If you feel bad about reigning them in, just give them another giant canvas or paper after they finish the one you plan to hang on the walls, and then let them go crazy.
I totally love this painting! A great way to bring in inexpensive and meaningful art into your home. Proud kids, happy mama. SUPER happy budget.