What do you do on rainy days? Have trouble keeping the kids entertained? Try some arts and crafts! These children’s canvas art ideas are perfect for a rainy day because they can literally spend as much time as they want on them. Enjoy some rainy day activities with your kids so the next rainy day won’t seem so boring. This project is not hard at all and it can be made in a variety of ways. So, use a few of the techniques below to get crafty with your kids!
Children’s Canvas Art Ideas
Idea #1: Glue Resist Art
I read about a batik technique involving Elmers school glue gel. For this technique you will need a canvas and the glue.
Draw on your pattern with glue. Allow the glue to dry. For a rainy day kid’s activity, the blow dryer is your best friend.
Paint right over the top. The glue acts as a mask. Any area under the glue will be left white.
Then literally drop your dried painted canvas into water for about 5 minutes.
Dry with paper towels. The first thing that will happen is that the paint will lift right off of the glue.
Continue to work with dry paper towels until the glue lifts from the surface. Work your way around the entire canvas.
The glue technique is great for little kids that have a hard time painting. It will keep them in the “lines” and then you can remove the lines.
Idea #2: Using Paint Markers
Another great technique to use for the little ones — Elmer’s paint markers. They make a painting just like drawing a picture. For the little guy who has a hard time handling a paintbrush — these are heaven-sent.
We used a mixture of paint markers and brushes for the final product.
Idea #3: Allow Creativity
The preteen even got her crafting on. Course we did not have to use as many “little hand” techniques. She could go wild with paint and come out with some art. You could even let your little one make a Halloween canvas to decorate your home.
The best thing about these pictures, they can spend all day tweaking them. And the little man most certainly did.
Here is the finished version of the chevron print that we used the batik technique on. It turned out great! Such pretty spring colors!
This is the official finished product…I think…he might have even tweaked it again. That is another good thing about using paint marker…as long as he remembers to put the lid back on they will not dry out and are readily available.
The perfect pieces to hang in their room or in any room in your home — show off your child’s artwork with pride when they are on a stretched canvas. Have you done any rainy day activities with your children lately? I would love to see them if you would leave me a link.
Will you try these children’s canvas art ideas with your kids? I know they will love spending time with you and crafting the day away. So, be sure to grab a few supplies and get creative!
What a great idea for a rainy day! Now they will have their own artwork for the wall! cute!
I love the glue-resist technique! Looks like a very fun and delicious time for all!
That’s seriously amazing!!! I applaud you at your creativity to think of that ….. seriously 🙂 Your kids are adorable too
Awesome technique Angie!!! And um… TCBY Frozen Yogurt break? I’ll take one of those anytime!!! I did not know that you can buy that at Walmart now, I’ll be grabbing some on my shopping trip today!
What a fun craft for the kiddos! Mine would love that and I certainly wouldn’t have to ask them twice to eat the frozen yogurt!! It’d be gone in a flash! ~ KIM @ Sand & Sisal
The artwork is adorable but comes in second to your kids!! They are gorgeous! The yogurt looks yummy too.
Love the resist idea- totally going to try it! : )
What a fun project. That chevron one is so cute. Skip the kids, I am trying this project for me!
Oh wow! What a cool technique!
And TCBY=YUM. Love that stuff!
What a great idea! My boys would love this.
Love this idea! I am going to try this during the summer with my three kids!
Our grandkids are with us 4-5 days every month. The next visit we are SOOOO doing this. Many thanks for taking the time for this blog
So cute! I love that fun little tractor. And you are making me very hungry for dessert!
These canvases are great Angie. I love the cute tractor painting your little boy did. How fun. And yum, the TCBY Cookies and Cream is so good.
How fun! My nephews and niece would love to do this, so thanks for the tutorial!
TCBY and crafts?!? That’s my kind of day!! 🙂 How fun!
This is so great!! I love your craft and will need to do this with my kids soon. Painting and TCBY… perfect combo!
Love this idea.. and the TCBY looked yummy.
I just wanted to let you know; I plan to do this! I haven’t yet, but I will be 😉 I’m so excited about it for the kids that I nanny! I nanny a 2 year old and a 4 year old, and I have a 2 year old. It seems PERFECT, especially for the four year old! I just created my new blog and my first real post was 24-Mothers Day Gifts that don’t Break the Bank! I shared this, and wanted to let you know in case you need any additional kind of credit/linking.
But your blog is amazing, and I thank you for sharing this!