Last week, we made these cool letter canvas paintings. I saw a version of it on my friend Nikki's blog. They used painter's tape to tape designs on their canvases, but I decided to just do the first letter of their first name.
This is what I needed:
Canvases (I used 81/2 x 11), painter's tape, acrylic paint, and brushes.
First, I taped their letter onto their canvas:
I bought 2 shades of each of their favorite colors, and then they used those two shades to make a third shade that they liked:
Then they each painted lines across their canvas and over the tape, alternating colors.
Riley & Lily went straight across, but Zach chose to do it diagonally.
When they were done, we let them sit and dry.
After they were dry, I pulled off the tape.
Their letters really stand out against the paint! They all got to choose where they got to hang them in their rooms. Good job kids!