Project 1: Home Decor Canvas Modern Art for Kids

Project 1: We used canvas, acrylic paints and tape to make a geometric wall hanging.

Since moving into a home in November, we have been watching lots of HGTV. The show Design on a Dime has been really inspiring. In each episode, the designer completely transforms one room by doing projects such as painting walls, recovering furniture, painting furniture and adding wall art.

There are so many creative ways rooms are transformed at little cost. In one episode a piece of leather was attached to the top of a small table with lots of decorative tacks. The results were amazing. The creativity is impressive.

After watching several episodes, my 9 year old and I were itching to create some wall art.

We began by applying masking tape to a canvas. The canvas was completely covered to keep the spaces even.

Then every other piece of tape was removed as that is where we desired color.

Then we added more tape at a 90 degree angle to the first set of tape.

Finally we began painting every other rectangle red and brown.

Before the paint was dry, the tape was removed.

Then more tape was added over the red and brown to create canvas space for additional color.

A cream color was painted in the empty spaces.

Then all the tape was removed and the painting was finished.

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  1. The kids must have been thrilled with this project! Thank you so much for linking at #ThursdayFavoriteThings! I look forward to seeing what you share every week. Please come back for #OverTheMoon on Sunday night. Don't forget to comment your link #'s so I can be sure to visit and get a chance to be featured!
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