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How to create easy canvas art with kids

Create Easy Canvas Art With Kids

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Gather your supplies.

Gather your supplies.

Paint your canvas! Let your little one do it while you chaperone. Get them to paint in an up-down stroke all the way through. And get creative! Different hues of blue or gray work great for a sky.

Paint your canvas! Let your little one do it while you chaperone. Get them to paint in an up-down stroke all the way through. And get creative! Different hues of blue or gray work great for a sky.

The grown ups should color the sides.

The grown ups should color the sides.

Set the canvas aside to dry.  Make sure you clean your brushes thoroughly in warm water.

Set the canvas aside to dry. Make sure you clean your brushes thoroughly in warm water.

Punch out colored circles. I used paint chips I had around. Construction paper, colored printer paper, craft paper, etc also works! If you don't have colored paper, have your kids color on white.

Punch out colored circles. I used paint chips I had around. Construction paper, colored printer paper, craft paper, etc also works! If you don't have colored paper, have your kids color on white.

I also used a smaller hole puncher for variety, but that's not necessary. It will look nice either way :)

I also used a smaller hole puncher for variety, but that's not necessary. It will look nice either way :)

Get q-tips and pull off the cotton by pulling from the top tip. These look like great realistic clouds! I would've used cotton balls but didn't have any. 1 big/3 medium/1 small clouds = 21 q-tips.

Get q-tips and pull off the cotton by pulling from the top tip. These look like great realistic clouds! I would've used cotton balls but didn't have any. 1 big/3 medium/1 small clouds = 21 q-tips.

Cut a few pieces of yarn at different lengths. You can also use string. If you don't have any, you can always draw/paint the lines, or use straws or pipe cleaners.

Cut a few pieces of yarn at different lengths. You can also use string. If you don't have any, you can always draw/paint the lines, or use straws or pipe cleaners.

Glue down the yarn at the bottom side (use a generous amount of glue).

Glue down the yarn at the bottom side (use a generous amount of glue).

Then make glue circles and glue down each end of the yarn.

Then make glue circles and glue down each end of the yarn.

Let your child put glue on the balloons and glue them down on the ends of the yarn. Encourage them to overlap balloons as well!

Let your child put glue on the balloons and glue them down on the ends of the yarn. Encourage them to overlap balloons as well!

Next are the clouds! Put glue down on the canvas and glue down clouds.

Next are the clouds! Put glue down on the canvas and glue down clouds.

Next are stars! Rub glue all over the area of the canvas where you want the stars to go. Don't bother putting glue on each star, it will take too long.

Next are stars! Rub glue all over the area of the canvas where you want the stars to go. Don't bother putting glue on each star, it will take too long.

Once you have the glue rubbed down, let them place the stars all over the top and upper middle!

Once you have the glue rubbed down, let them place the stars all over the top and upper middle!

And you're done! How pretty is this?!

  • Canvas
  • Paint
  • String or yarn (a few pieces)
  • Colored paper
  • Q-tips (or cotton balls)
  • Confetti stars
  • Glue
  • Circle hole puncher
  • Foam paint brushes