Hope you didn't get your hopes up for a long post, though, because that's probably not happening. (Katy, i PROMISE i will finish Maggie's birth story, since i think you're the only one still interested in reading it.)
Caroline's favorite thing to do lately is "play art project." Which pretty much just means i let her paint stuff when i'm feeling adventurous and like cleaning up a ton of paint off of things. Here's the art project that started it all...
i saw on Pinterest this concept of finding an old canvas, taping a design on it, painting over it in a solid color, and then removing tape to show the silhouette of the image with the colors underneath. The girls room needed some art for the walls, so i enlisted my little helper to help me out with this project.
It is mostly super-easy and it definitely turned out super-cute. And Caroline was so proud when we hung it up in her room and she shows off her "art project" to everyone.
Step one: Repurpose an older canvas you have. Thanks, Raquel, for providing a canvas for us!
|She was really into painting all the dots for a while until i helped her paint in other places too.|
Step 2: Have your toddler paint with a different color, drying a day or two (or maybe a few weeks if you don't feel up to playing "art project" every day) between each one.
|The final product when Caroline was finished.|
i contemplated just hanging it up as is, but wanted to see it through to the end.
Step 3 (not pictured): Decide on a design to tape on to the canvas. i chose circles in various sizes, and proceeded to take weeks cutting out circles i had traced on to cardstock and then taping said circles on to the canvas with painter's tape, all while watching the entirety of Arrested Development on Amazon.
Step 4 (also not pictured): Paint over the entire painting in a solid color. i chose white since the girls room is done in a white/gray/pink/yellow theme.
Step 5: VERY carefully peel off the painter's tape when your canvas has completely dried. And hang finished product on wall.
Ta-da! A fun art project for you and your littles, and cheap wall art to hang in their room. Win-win!