I’ve wanted to do some arts and crafts with the kids, ever since I saw that you could make custom diamond paintings, but I didn’t want to do something that complicated. Instead, I wanted something easy and fun for them. The weekend of the fourth was the perfect time to do so. This is a rather cheap project; it doesn’t require any prior painting or crafting experience. This is very level 1 in difficulty. lol. You can alternatively browse wall art prints to gain inspiration or get some to compliment your own DIY work.
What you need:
Blank Canvas: I got a 5 pack from Michael’s but any craft store will work. You can get whatever size you want, these canvases are hang ready. You don’t need any additional framing. I got this size because we were hanging the finished product up in my daughter’s room.
Paintbrushes: I’m a crafter so I already had these in my stash. But you can get a variety pack from any craft store. Mine included brushes and sponges, don’t be afraid to get a variety.
Water: I had a bowl of water for rinsing the brushes off between colors. I also had extra water on hand as the bowl will get dirty after a few color changes.
Paint friendly clothes: I put on some old clothes that I didn’t care about in case I got paint on me or she got paint on herself.
Paper towel: For clean up, and for drying the brushes after you rinse the paint off. It’s best to rinse your brushes and dry them off before sticking them into a new color.
Blank Canvas: See canvas details at the top.
Hot Glue gun: You can get from any craft store.
Glue sticks for your hot glue gun: Make sure you get the appropriate size for your gun.
Heat Gun or Hairdryer: We own a heat gun so we just used that but a hair dryer works too.
Crayons: The brand is up to you, we got cheap ones since we had to purchase so many. To get the look you want you will need multiple boxes of crayons.