A 5-Day Art Project For Kids

Monday I showed you how I made a A Guest Suite Spa Retreat – On The Cheap.

On Top Shot Tuesday, I shared one of my favorite shots of The 40-Foot Tall Dancing Lady at Treasure Island in San Francisco.

The guest suite was fun to put together.

Seeing the 40-foot tall statue took my breath away.

But the most memorable moments of our vacation is the time I spent with two 5-year-olds and two 3-year-olds making beautiful masterpieces on canvas.

Picasso, eat your heart out.

Art For Kids - Painting

I love watching little hands hold a paint brush, dabbing the tip in a bowl of paint then squishing it down flat onto canvas.

Art For Kids - Painting

Gears are turning and fingers are moving as one to make circles, squares, lines, dots, squiggleys and splatters.

Art For Kids - Painting

While planning the one-week vacation, I came up with this idea to have a paint project that we would work on a little each day until the final day, when we would complete our paintings, and everyone would have something special to remember our time together.

What can I say, I’m a softie and sentimental like that.  That’s just between me and you, mmm-kay?

Ashley over at Lil Blue Boo posted a tip about painting with kids.  Her tip goes something like this: only paint in one (or two) colors at a time, allowing the paint to dry before adding a different color.  By doing this, the end result is a painting full of colors without the brown blobs of paint.

So that’s exactly what we did, and the technique worked perfectly.  Thanks, Ashley!

Day 1 – PINK

Something dumb happened I accidentally deleted Day 1′s pictures.  {sigh}

Day 2 – PURPLE

Art For Kids - Painting

Art For Kids - Painting

Art For Kids - Painting

Day 3 – BLUE

Art With Kids - Painting

Hands make great canvases.

Art For Kids - Painting

Art For Kids - Painting

Day 4 – GREEN & YELLOW

Art For Kids - Painting

Art For Kids - Painting

Day 5 – PURPLE & PINK

Art For Kids - Painting

Art For Kids - Painting

Art For Kids - Painting

Here’s what you need to pull this project off.

I found this pack-of-3 canvas panels ready-to-paint at Joann’s.  ~$10 for 1 pack of 3

Art Project For Kids - Painting On Canvas

Paint.

And more paint.

Pink and purple should do just fine.

Buy in bulk.

Art Project For Kids - Painting On Canvas

Lotsa brushes.

In lotsa sizes.

Art Project For Kids - Painting On Canvas

Art For Kids - Painting

Have a snack ready to roll.

Painting makes young’uns hungry!

Comments

  1. Those are adorable! I loved creating artwork with my girls when they were little.

  2. Jan says:

    Genius! I’m stealing this idea when the nieces come from Texas.

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