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Thomas gave these paintings to his Dad for his birthday and I have to say, they make me smile every time I look at them. Canvas painting is a really easy (and inexpensive) gift idea.

Not only are kids learning about colours, developing fine motor control and hand eye co-ordination while they are doing the activity but imagine the sense of pride they feel when they can see their artwork displayed on the wall. Thomas still gets a kick out of looking at his paintings. You can see how proud he is of himself.

What you’ll need:

  • Decide on (and purchase) the size and number of canvas’ you would like to paint
  • Paints – choose colours based on the decor in your room – the paints I used are acrylic artists paints which you can buy from craft shops. We used 3 colours.
  • Paintbrushes
You might like to turn the canvas’ around so you get an even coverage of paint on the canvas but other than that, let your child paint as little or as much as they’d like. They really do look effective when they are up on the wall. A definite work of art!

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