Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Art Gallery

Play Equipment: canvas, paint, q-tips, plastic forks, paint brushes, cotton balls, popsicle sticks.

I love my kids artwork, but there is just so much of it. It all gives me a bit of anxiety. What do I keep and where do I put it? My eldest loves to display his artwork all over the house, using mostly computer paper and masking tape. So I thought perhaps we could display the artwork on something a bit more substantial. They were so excited to paint on canvas! I grabbed whatever I could find to apply the paint (q-tips, plastic forks, paint brushes, cotton balls, popsicle sticks), and experimented with different techniques and textures. We also talked about naming the works of art: the top one is "The Chicken Coop", and the next (influenced by the first artist) is "The Chicken Monster." I think we will classify these as part of the abstract movement.

I saw another great idea on Mom Spark. They took pictures of the artwork and then ordered an 11 x 14 collage poster on Snapfish. All less then $10! Brilliant.


  1. Gorgeous!! And so fun :o) Kids are is my favorite!!

  2. We made fun canvas art project too, my daughter really like it. She's 2.5 so I just had her paint one all one color. Then we added her footprints and handprints to it. I added a picture of her and my Dad and little title with stickers and we had a great child made gift. Papa loved it and my daughter loves to visit it in his office.

  3. I love the idea of using so many different things to paint with. Also,that is a perfect way to display you kid's artwork.

    Thanks for linking such a fun idea, and have a great weekend.