I love decorating with sentimental pieces that bring me joy every time I see them. Most of the abstract wall art in my house is made by either me or the kids. Check out our other DIY Abstract Wall Art Projects HERE. I love how it adds exactly the color I want, is exactly the size I need, and brings back so many amazing memories whenever I walk past it. This was Zoe’s first experience painting with me and her very first canvas ever. I love how it turned out! Here’s how we did it:
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- Blank Pre Stretched 11 x 14 Canvas – these ones are on sale right now!
- 1″ Painters Tape
- Acrylic Paint Set
- Paint Brush Set
How To Make It:
First, I measured my canvas and created a pattern I liked using 1″ painters tape.
I undressed Baby Zoe, stuck her in the highchair, and let her go to town. I gave her larger paintbrushes so she would cover more surface of the canvas before she started getting bored. I also may have moved the canvas around to be sure she covered everything. 😉
When she was done, the canvas looked like this:
We let it dry, peeled the tape off, and framed it in an inexpensive frame. Right now it sits on top of my bar-ware table in the living room, but eventually will hang above the stairs after that area is painted.
Overall, it was such a fun project. Zoe had a great time, she got to experiment with different mediums, watch colors change as she mixed them, and play with messy paints while I got memorable, large-scale modern art that I get to cherish for the rest of my life.
I hope you enjoyed this and perhaps it will inspire some hands-on projects with the kiddos this weekend. Be sure to let me know how they go in the comments below!