I have been slightly obsessing about getting art up on my walls. I’m crediting it mostly to my recent adventures in thrifting (see THIS blog post), as well as my Instagram perusing and pregnancy hormones. Really, it’s a fabulous combination. (sarcasm? yes)
I was walking the aisles of Target one day, as I do many days, and stumbled upon their little DIY art section. And suddenly, I was struck with an idea…what if I had B create a few pieces that we can put on her and her sister’s wall? (coloring with a purpose, anyone?) She has been very proud of her artwork lately but, truth be told, I do not have plans to keep more than a coloring page or two for her treasure box. I figured if I had her color on a blank white canvas, it would be something fun to keep up on the walls for a while and could definitely be saved as a keepsake when she is older. BOOM. Win-win for all.
If you are a parent or a babysitter looking for something to do with a toddler who is *mostly* past the crayon chewing phase, I highly recommend this project. It was a fun mom/daughter bonding activity for both of us, and it is so fun to see B get excited now when she sees her artwork on display. All you need is a blank white canvas, some crayons, and a sharpie to write a quote (optional). Target has all of these items, though you could probably get them for cheaper at a craft store.
*side thought…when coming up with the title of this post I started thinking about how it sounded an awful lot like those paint and sip activities where you can drink wine and paint a canvas with your friends. Sigh, there is a part of me that wishes this was similar. I suppose it is, except instead of wine, there is plenty of water in a spill-proof sippy cup for your little one. You know what would be a good idea? Putting wine in a sippy cup during those paint and sip activities. I can imagine there have been plenty of spills during those paint and sip workshops. Okay, random story over*
As you can see below, B is very serious about her crayon art. Her expression remained virtually unchanged throughout the whole ordeal. ;)
If you’re feeling really adventurous, you could give your toddler markers and see what happens…I did this after the canvases were finished and here’s how it went:
Has anyone tried this already? I’d love to hear how it went…or if you have any other ideas for the future!
Hope you have a fabulous (and colorful) Tuesday,