Thursday, July 10, 2014

Giant Coloring Book Canvas Painting

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.



After a little while of her coloring, I came in to check on her and she informed me that my picture was lacking a rainbow, so she went ahead and took care of it.


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!


23 comments:

  1. SO much fun! Just ordered these for my kids too!

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  2. OMG! when we were talking last night I had no idea this project was going to be this AMAZING! I am seriously going to steal it and do it with my kids!!!!!!!!!!

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    1. OMG DOIT!!! it was so much fun and seeing how happy she was was worth it all!

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  3. I love this!!! What a fun activity for the kids

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  4. That is so cool! Where are you going to put it?

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    1. I am going to hang it in my entry way I think! It's so much fun I want to see it all the time haha

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  5. Coloring is way cooler when it's giant! Love this :)

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    1. Go big or go home is what I like to say :)

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  6. L O V E this! Not to mention how adorable you made this entire post from your drawing to the Starbucks to your adorable lil darling :) Cute idea. The finished project is a masterpiece!

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  7. Love it!!! I can't help but use the extra exclamation marks. That's how much I love it! I'm looking for any and everything to add colors to our walls. My girls would be ecstatic to make something like this. Going to see if I can't hunt down that paint this weekend.

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  8. Original and MARVELOUS! Pinned!

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  9. well isn't this pretty cool - this is a great idea for younger kids!

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  10. Just sowdering over to say hello and to say I sowdered out in Seattle - I was born there.

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  11. That is absolutely adorable! I love the oversized aspect of it too. My 11YO son is a budding artist. We HAVE to do this project with him. Thanks for sharing!

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  12. This is fantastic! My girls will go nuts!

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  13. So fun! It looks awesome and I love that it's big!

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