Kids can get bored during holiday breaks, long summers and rainy days. While those are nice enough times for both kids and adults to relax, children more often than not would like to do something fun as opposed to taking naps. Arts and crafts are a good way to relieve boredom during lazy days. Here are some great canvas art ideas that your kids can get into.

For this project, you will need a pre-stretched canvas. Get the size that is appropriate for your chosen project. All of the items needed for this project can be bought in craft stores.

 1. Scrapbook-style wall hanging

In this project, you need a bunch of old photographs. Let your kid choose the most interesting photos in your albums—you can create a theme whether it’s to commemorate a recent family vacation or whatever you and your kids fancy. Paint the canvas with an acrylic color that you prefer and allow the item to dry. You and your kid can embellish it with other items once the canvas dries—glitter, hearts, other ornaments that your wish wants to use. Your kids can also stamp or add stencils on it. Kids can hang their work after on their bedroom wall.

 2. Cartoon character collage

Kids are very much into cartoon characters, and at times they ask you to buy them magazines with their favorite characters on it. However, these magazines can turn into clutter eventually. This kind of project provides a neat way to get rid of excess clutter in the house while letting your kids save images of their beloved cartoon characters.

Paint the canvas with acrylic paint with your kid and allow the item to dry. While the canvas is drying, let your kid cut out pictures of his or her favorite cartoon characters. Paste the pictures on the canvas—you can overlap the images as your kid prefers. Accessorize it with stickers, glitter or tiny gems, be creative! Finish the project by applying decoupage glue on it to seal the pictures.  Kids can hang the finished product on their bedroom or playroom wall.

 3. Bas-relief painting

The ancient Romans and Greeks were the first individuals to create 3D images in the form of bas-relief or low relief painting. You can do this project with your kids as well. All you need to do is paint the canvas in your chosen color and paste lightweight 3D objects on it. Allow your kids to stretch their imagination—they can produce a solar system on it or the night sky.

For a solar system bas-relief painting, start by painting the canvas in differing blue hues. Let the canvas dry. Get some foam balls in different sizes and cut them in half. Let your kids paint the balls to resemble the moon, the sun, and various planets. As soon as the foam balls are dry, paste them on the canvas. Now your kid has a neat 3D solar system painting on his wall.

 4. Standard painting

The easiest way to take advantage of a preset canvas is pretty simple—paint on it. Allow your child to paint whatever he or she likes. They can use their fingers for abstract themes or brushes for more detail.

These are just some of the usual concepts that you and your kids can try out. You too can produce your own, just allow yourself to become more adventurous with your ideas.      



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