Monday, January 17, 2011

Kids Made This: Really Big Canvas Art

When we moved into our current house, it had a LOT of stuff in it. Shelves of cleaners in the laundry room, a shed full of landscaping lights and hot tub chemicals, an enormous area rug, a rolling kitchen cart, a ladder....and these weird "finger painting" art pieces up on the wall. The entire house was painted in muted earth tones, and once we started bringing in our Crayola brand of crazy colors, they had to come down IMMEDIATELY. (Because really, by the time we were done, the room these hung in was yellow, basil green, and lilac.)


I spent a day coating them with lots of primer, and let the kids go to town!



These made fabulous presents for our Wonder Daddy, and we have super-unique art work that's kind of color coordinated for our yellow-basil-lavender room now. Perfect!

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8 comments:

Ticia said...

I love their creation!

Aunt LoLo said...

They look great! And...they really do show the kids' personalities. :-)

Casey said...

That's fantastic. Where are you going to hang them?

Alexandra said...

Those large canvases are so expensive. Nice!

Teresa said...

Fun...I love child art.... I had each of my grandchildren paint a "beach" theme on some 8x10 canvases I had....they are now hanging in my laundry room....love them
Thanks for sharing yours

Su said...

Yellow basil lavender. Now, that's a colour combo with personality! I love this idea, and wish I can get my hands on those big, big canvases.

What I Did Today said...

I like it!!! I have a canvas I could probably let Ash go to town on. But, why did you put primer on it? And what kind of paint did you use?

Bobbi Lewin said...

How did I miss this? They turned out great! I love kid art. I still have some pieces that my kids did (20 years ago!) that I want to frame and put up:)