While I am not the most artistic person, I try to keep my kids creative and so I am always searching for some fun art projects, especially on rainy days. One idea I loved, was the easy kids’ canvas art project where you paint on a canvas using paint and painters tape. It is really easy, and the results are great! You can choose whatever colors you think will complement your home or use metallic colors for vibrant artwork. The possibilities are endless.
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Materials to make easy canvas art
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You will need:
- Paint brushes
- Washable, non-toxic kids paint in various colors. You can add to the fun and look with these washable non-toxic glitter paints!!! Another option is to use washable non-toxic glitter paints!
- Various width Painters tape
- Blank canvas
- Optional: long-sleeved painting aprons (I saved a lot of clothes with these!!!)
How to make cool canvas art using painters tape
You can begin either by painting your canvas with a base color and leave it to dry or leaving the canvas plain white. Tape pieces of painters tape in any way you want, covering the canvas edge to edge. You can keep it symmetrical, geometrical or just chaotic.
Next, choose your colors and paint each distinctive part in the color you want. The paint will help you keep the edges clean, but try not to get into other parts of the canvas. Let it dry completely and carefully remove the painter’s tape. And voila! There you have it: a great, easy, handmade piece of art!
My kids loved the outcome and they wanted me to make some simple shapes with painter’s tape, so I made the first letter of their name, a star, and a heart…
I think they turned out quite nice! And they look great on their wall, too! And if you are more talented than me in arts, here are a few projects from Pinterest that really look professional! Especially using professional metallic paints seems to achieve a fantastic look!!!
The kids had a blast, and so did I! We often use this technique in our art projects now!!
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