Remember last year when I did the Kids Summer Craft Camp and I had a bunch of my bloggy friends stop by and do a bunch of awesome crafts to help keep the kids busy last summer? Well, we are at it again! This year is a little different though, instead of all my friends posting here, they are going to be posting on their own pages! You can still see it all by following the links at the bottom of my post!
Are you ready to see what we've come up with? It's going to blow your minds. (See, I didn't even put an exclamation point there because I am serious. That serious.)
A few months ago, I was at my local craft store and found these ridiculously fabulous tempera paints. They practically dry instantly and there is, like, no mess at all. Yes, you heard me, it's like painting, but no mess. Is your mind blown yet? It should be. Because when I set Lucy loose with these, my mind was blown.
It was then, I knew I had to do an awesome project with them to show off their awesomeness! And no, this is not a sponsored post, I just love them that much!
So how did I do this super cool project? Let me tell you all about it!
Supplies (this post contains affiliate links)
- super large canvas (or any size really, I just happened to have a super large sized one because doesn't everyone keep a 24"x48" canvas just laying around?)
- 1 pack of these PlayColor Kids paints
Once you have your supplies, you can draw whatever picture you want! I used the black paint pen to do an outline of a super simple scene. Matt promptly told me that my tree and sun were not proportionate to the rest of the picture. I had to remind him that the minds of children are never proportionate to anything in real life. Because he was never a "fun" kid, he disagreed.
When Lucy woke up the next morning, she was ecstatic to see this picture! Not unlike myself, she couldn't put her Starbucks down long enough to even color.
When I told Lucy that it was a giant coloring page, she was even more excited and quickly went to town coloring.
She was busy for about 30-60 minutes on this. I was so proud of the time she took on it too. And not the time she took on it because she was busy for an hour, but because she really worked hard on it, and not only was I proud of it, she was proud of her work.
The best part is, when I took it outside to take better pictures of it, she asked if I was going to put it on my blog for everyone to see, which I of course said yes.
And knowing that she was going to be on my blog, yet again, she said that this would make her a famous artist. And I would have to agree, I mean, the Museum of Modern Art should be calling any day! I am waiting anxiously by the phone.
Now, it's time to head over to see what my friends have been up to! And don't forget to follow along on Pinterest where I'll be pinning all our projects so you have a one stop place to locate all the fun!
Check out the rest of the Campers for this Summer Craft Camp!