DIY Easy Kids Painting Project

DIY Easy Kids
Painting Project 

As the summer comes to a close, I realized that my little boys are growing up. Way too fast. They were no longer little baby boys but, big little boys growing into young men. Cue the tears. It’s heartbreaking. Yes they are still young, only 5 and 7. They no longer played with the trains and trucks and the lift the flap books were pushed to the back of the book case. Taking their places on the front are video games, action figures, and more “grown up” toys and books. With that being said, it was time to transition their playroom into a room that suited them as big boys. 
One afternoon I cleaned out all their toys and took everything off the walls and then realized I had nothing to hang in its place. Plus, I was on a budget to re do the entire room, which is two areas that needed a complete makeover. I knew I had to get crafty and a DIY project was in order. After a quick trip to Hobby Lobby, I grabbed two 2 pack 8 x 10 blank canvases and got to work creating this very easy craft project that took only a small part of the afternoon.

Gathered paint, paintbrushes, the canvases, and I cut out some decals with vinyl. But, any type of decal, paper cut out, anything, will work just the same. I got right to work. I wasn’t sure exactly how I wanted them to look. I just knew I wanted something different. It just kind of came to me during the the painting process and kept at for the rest.

I applied the decal to the center of the blank canvas and got to painting. The brush strokes were completely accidental but loved how it came out. I was using my sons little water color paintbrush that was falling apart. But, it actually helped make the project more creative and stand out.

I painted strokes from the inside out, as to not get any paint under the decal. Very important to remember. Inside to out only. Do not brush back and forth. You will risk getting paint up under the edges and ruining the design.

 

 

 

Once the paint dried I peeled off the decal and had the best decor I could ever have! Event better then if I bought it because I did it for them. Total cost $6.00 for 4 paintings. Perfect!

We can not wait to share these pieces in our newly remodeled playroom. It is perfect for them and we did it all on a very small and tight budget! 
 
Toni