Exploring The Canvas - Just For Fun

Recently we explored the blank artist's canvas and it was so fun! It's has a permanent feel and makes for some pretty wonderful teachable moments. I told the kids they could use any medium or work with multiple mediums: pencils, crayons, paints, glue.....They chose paints and glue. And we set up the art space!

 We used a crayola gel paints.

We explored the canvas back to front. We talked about how it's made and what we though each medium might look like on the canvas.

The kids enjoyed creating unique masterpieces that they could proudly hang in their rooms or around he house.

Lastly, we added clear gems with glue

Have your kids painted on canvas? 


  1. Canvas is so much fun! It's one of Kidlet's favorite things to do so when I bring one home it's always a fun treat!

  2. So cute. C has a couple canvas she painted back in VA..she had a blast doing it :)

  3. What fun! And would be great to display in their rooms, etc. Love it.

  4. This makes me want to go out and get a canvas for the kids to paint on and painting with GEL! cool!

  5. As a canvas painter myself, I look forward to doing one with my son, and the girls when they are older.

    This is great!

  6. Well there's just so much fun going on over at your house! This project looks like it was a great success!

  7. This Blog makes me remember having small children. This blog reminds me of the joy my homeschooling days. Enjoy it. Revel in it. It goes so fast. As I begin college searches with my two oldest, I sometimes wish we were back to fingerpaints and Goodnight Moon!
    Blessings! May God continue to inspire you with creative ways to nurture childhood. Its cool you are from PA too! :)

  8. We've not done canvas, but I always thought it would be fun to do canvas and then actually hang it in his room!

  9. What a great idea! I will have to pick a couple up next time I am at the craft store. I know my girls (3 and 6) would love it!


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