I hosted a canvas painting Night (Children Friendly).
For the last few months, I have committed myself to one Saturday a week; strictly implementing… fun, family activities with kids.
I normally have somewhere between six to eight kids every weekend, for a day at most and then they go home. So as I am sure you can imagine, it gets pretty loud, messy and interesting on any given Saturday at my house.
If you utter these words: “I’m bored.” around me … I will find something for you to do. There is never a reason to be bored. It is a choice.
I am a very family oriented person, so family bonding time is essential and nonnegotiable.
So yeah, where was I? Oh yeah… I hosted a children friendly canvas painting night two weekends ago and it was a huge success among the kids. Not to mention it was so much fun (and SO easy to put together and clean up).
I purchased a Canvas Super Value Pack, 9″ x 12″
Includes 8 canvases
after I used a 50% off AC Moore coupon.
I already had paint and mixing trays as shown in the picture below.
My mother made six improvised /alternative easels out of wood that I had left over from pervious projects. Which was ingenious, because I didn’t have to go out and purchase six easels. || Possible youtube video coming soon… ||
We watched Disney’s Lion King, on the projector as we painted.
TIPS FOR CANVAS PAINTING NIGHT:
- If you’re painting in a carpeted room be sure to put a drop cloth on the floor.
- Supply each work station with a canvas, a cup of water, a mixing tray, paint, paint brushes and paper towels.
- Make sure you have beverages and finger foods, readily available so there will be plenty of snacks for the kiddies… while they are painting their masterpieces.
- Remember to breathe and be patient.
- Start the movie.
- AND MOST IMPORTANTLY HAVE FUN!
We painted baby Simba the Rafiki drawing . The first step was to paint the entire canvas black. Then we did our very best at drawing and redrawing onto the canvas – before we added the paint… easy peasy! Not really…. hahahaha. Be prepared!
I loved the fact that all of the paintings were unique even though we all followed the same picture and used the same materials none of the canvases came out identical. It was so much fun seeing everyone’s different painting styles! I honestly, remember laughing pretty much the whole duration of the movie. Maybe we were just having waaaaaay too much fun.
Either way, I definitely plan on hosting another one in the near future.
I am always doing that which I cannot do, in order that I may learn how to do it. Pablo Picasso
Love before anything
Real before everything
Home before anyplace
Truth before anything
Style and state radiate
Love power slay the hate