I found this idea on Pinterest. Thought it looked interesting enough to try, with the weather being stormy during this time of year … it was a GREAT idea to do. You will need a canvas, the size is up to you. Masking tape, acrylic paint, paint trays, brushes, newspaper to place under the canvas, and jar of water to clean brushes.
You will put tape over the canvas, make sure you tape to the back of the canvas (this makes it easier to remove later). The pattern or design is up to you. Once you have completed this, you are ready to paint.
In paint trays, add your paint. We mixed colors in advance, & covered them with plastic wrap for later use.
Once you begin painting, you can paint over the tape (you will be pulling it off later). Best advice, is to give the child on paint color at a time & let dry. My granddaughter decided to use quite a few & this is the beginning of her wall art:
Let each color dry before adding more to the painting. To provide more a vibrate or colorful painting to hang later.
I would sit the canvas upright, and let a fan blow on the canvas to help dry the paint faster. (When your artist are 5 & 2 … this is a GREAT idea. For your own sanity LOL)
Once the paintings are completed, let them competely dry. I left them alone for 24 hrs, just to be on the “safe-side.”
You can then begin pulling the tape off, it comes off with no problem. Only “problem” I had was when I pulled a strip that was under another strip … not a huge issue, just use your fingernail & pull the rest off if it tears.
Each wall art will be unique to the child who created it. They have their own colors they prefer. My grandkids are old enough that they helped placed the tape on the canvas. One choose few strips, and the other lots of them … but each really enjoyed the creating their own painting to hang in our home.
We have decided to this this once a year with these two, & future grandkids, until they tire making them. Labeling each with the name & time it was completed. (You can see from their faces, they are proud of their work!)