I found this picture at Goodwill for super cheap:
These are the necessary supplies:
|A nice variety of paint colors (acrylic would be best)|
|Stencil of your choosing (We used two different circles stencils that I made)|
|1" painters tape|
Something to put paint in (paint pallet, paper plate, little condiment cups, clean baby food jars, Dixie cups, whatever you feel like using!)
Clothing you do NOT mind getting paint all over - for your child AND YOU!
Other widths of painters tape
Circle sponge brushes or whatever shape foam stamps you want to use
Paint pen or permanent market
First squirt a generous amount of whatever background color you would like. We decided a medium grey would be best so that our circle colors would stand out nicely.
Let your child spread the paint around your canvas of choosing with a nice wide/fat brush. If they are very young they might need help spreading it out evenly, and getting it onto the entire surface.
|Notice her shirt and pants? Yes, we like to do painting projects around here!|
Let the paint completely dry!! This should not take very long if the paint was spread out thick enough to cover the picture underneath, but thin enough that it's drying in some places as you finish painting others. In the time it took Xarry to go rinse the paint brush, and me to mix up some fun new colors the paint was nearly dry. There was just enough time for Xarry to go inside and get a couple more paintbrushes that I forgot to bring outside.
|Neat textured frame on the picture!|
After putting down a couple strips Xarry asked if one could be "all crooked." So the rest of the strips of tape were all which ways of wonky.
|Border taped off plus some random lines|
|Wonky lines added too!|
|Use a pencil to trace out the shapes.|
|Older kids can definitely get in on this step!|
|See the circles?! They are kinda hard to see. But believe it or not, they were done too dark! We pressed too hard.|
I can't wait to share the rest of the tutorial with you tomorrow! Stay tuned!