Have you ever stared at an empty wall and wondered if you could get your kids to paint a little something something to spice it up?
I did. On a 16″ canvas though, before it goes up the wall. Here’s the little something something we painted together a year ago (erm, yes, my craft blog backlog goes way back :p)
This is one simple mix media piece that you can try doing at home with your kids too.
Here’s what you need:
- canvas – as big as you like it
- acrylic colours
- paint brushes
- craft glue
- assorted buttons – aplenty
- some tooth picks
- a length of yarn
Initially, I wanted to have few kids playing under the tree but later decided to do without (easier to paint la).
Step Two: Get kids to fill in the colours
Step Three: Once you are happy with the base colours, Start to sort out the buttons and decide on placement
Tip: Add some white dry strokes to the painting to give it a more 3d feel.
Step Four: This is my favourite step. GLUE ON!
Tip: Try to separate similar colours and not have them to close to each other.
Step Five: Lastly, fashion the yarn and toothpick into the form of a swing under the branch.
And we are done!
This project can take hours. You can either split out the steps into a few days or work ton a smaller canvas if you want a complete it faster.