Geometric paint for kids

The baby is sleeping soundly in the carrier so Lucy and I get to do some painting. 

I happened to be in a Pound shop and ended up with a canvas. I have always wanting to make a geometric painting.

EQUIPMENT

  • Canvas
  • Paints
  • Sponge/paintbrush
  • Tape (masking preferably)

DIRECTIONS

Apply the tape to form nice geometrical shapes 

Paint all the surface 

  • Let it dry and carefully remove the tape (I failed in waiting long enough) 

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Family Tree – DIY

Sunday mornings can be a bit tricky sometimes. We were in the middle of a cheerios war, when I needed to think fast and strategically about a solution.

We happened to have a big empty frame (I went to Ikea to buy a duvet and ended up -a usual – with many unexpected items), a couple of medium sized colored papers and kids paint.

EQUIPMENT 

  • Finger paint
  • A paint brush (we used a facial brush for some reason)
  • Big card sheets
  • Big felt pen

DIRECTIONS

  • Draw the trunk and brunches of a tree with a big felt pen
  • Squeeze some paint on a plastic plate
  • With a paintbrush spread the paint on one family member’s hand at a time (to prevent tiny family membera from finger printing the house). 
  • Stamp your hand print
  • Wash hand and brush.
  • Pass to the next family member.
  • Repeat until all family members have stamped their hand print.
  • Let it dry
  • Frame it and hang it