My friends and I recently got our daughters together for a little Easter party. Inspired by the bright neon Peeps candy you can find at this time of year, the theme was bright and cheerful. More details for this fun-filled morning are coming soon, but in the meantime, I thought I would share the cute and easy canvas craft we did with the 3 and 4 year olds.
STEP 1: COLLECT THE SUPPLIES
The supplies needed are:
- 5 x 7 canvas
- Acrylic paint in bright colors
- Art sponges
- Double sided tape
- Sharpie Marker
STEP 2: PRINT AND CUT OUT PRINTABLE
Clicking on the link above, download the peeps printable and cut it out. Stick it to the canvas with some double sided tape.
STEP 3: APPLY PAINT WITH SPONGES
Have the child start applying the paint on the canvas, by dipping the sponges into the paint and transferring it to the surface. We found it worked best if you started with the lighter color first (yellow in this case) and then work your to the darkest color. Also, it helps to remind the kids to dab the sponges versus smear the paint around.STEP 4: REMOVE THE PRINTABLE
Carefully remove the printable from the canvas and reveal the white bunny below, nicely outlined by the bright paint colors.
STEP 5: ADD FINAL TOUCHES
Once dry, take the sharpie and add two eyes and nose.
With a little prep before, this really was a pretty easy art activity to do to celebrate Easter/Spring with the kids. And even if it isn’t the season, the process can really be done with any type of shape with kids of all ages.
I should also mention, you can also use the sponges and paint to decorate eggs. Recently I found the most amazing paper eggs at the dollar store and after the canvas art was done, the girls moved onto applying paint to the eggs with their sponges. I loved the marble looking results.Wishing you a crafty Easter season!