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Chances are, if you have children, nieces/nephews, or grandchildren, you’ve seen works of art like this hanging on a refrigerator. And this most likely isn’t the only piece of print kids art that fridge has seen. You probably have quite the collection stored somewhere as the steady stream of new pieces show up. Well instead of buying an additional refrigerator to increase your “gallery space,” there’s a simple solution to solve your display space issues.
- 5 easy canvas art projects to try
- Handprint painting on canvas
- Collage canvas art
- Personalized name canvas art
- Portraits for Mother’s/Father’s Day
- Paint their favorite cartoon character
- Print your children’s art on photo canvas
- Create your own children’s canvas art with Motif
Kids canvas wall art by companies like Motif lets you transform printed kids art pieces into hangable canvas art. So instead of a stack of your kids’ art stored wherever, you can create a kids canvas art collection. We’ve got a few ideas for your kids canvas art projects listed below.
5 easy canvas art projects to try
At a young age, kids begin churning out works of art in their art classes. Even before then, as soon as they can get their little fingers around a crayon or a misplaced tube of lipstick, they’re searching for a blank canvas. No matter how close they come to creating an actual “work of art,” parents should encourage their children to express their creativity. That activity can continue at home and we’ve got a few DIY kids canvas art ideas for those of you with little Picassos running around.
Handprint paintings on canvas
The hand is the foundation of many children’s early art projects. Who out there has not created a turkey from a tracing of your hand? It’s a Thanksgiving art project staple. For a little messier art project using the hand, some paint and a piece of paper can be fun for kids. Just dip the palm in the paint and then press to a favorite color paper. It wouldn’t hurt to have some paper towels handy either.
Once you’ve selected your favorite print, take a good photo of it and then find it in your Apple Photos. On your Mac with the Motif photo app, you could add their name or a favorite poem. A click or two later and that handprint art can be printed on gallery-quality stretched canvas. It comes framed with a handy hook to hang wherever you like. Repeat this handprint process every so often to illustrate your child’s growth in a series.
Collage canvas art
Another fun way to create art with kids is collage art. Grab a pair of scissors, some glue and some construction paper of various colors or even a pile of magazines. Leaves, macaroni noodles, shells, and anything else you could glue to a sheet of paper will also do. Then cut, place, and paste to your heart’s content. Once you’re finished, snap a photo and repeat the Motif canvas creation process.
Personalized name canvas art
Another great childrens wall art for bedrooms idea is to feature their name. This project can be approached several ways. One could find some stencils to create a clear name on the page. Then your child could decorate the surrounding area to their liking. Or, you could just skip the stencil and let them paint it as they see fit. Either way, you’re helping them create a piece they can hang in their bedroom or on their door.
Portraits for Mother’s/Father’s Day
One of the most unique canvas DIY ideas you could do with your child is have them paint their Mom or Dad’s portrait. Imagine the surprise of your coworkers when they see that Mother’s or Father’s Day portrait of you hanging in your office on stretched canvas. Consider having your kids paint portraits of themselves to complete that truly unique family set and then feature somewhere in your home.
Paint their favorite cartoon character
If it’s Paw Patrol, Sponge Bob Square Pants, Sesame Street, Peppa Pig, Steven Universe, Tumble Leaf, or Pete The Cat, kids love their cartoons. And since they’re so familiar with them, painting them might be a fun, creative exercise. Let them surprise you with their artistic skills painting these animated characters. Put that cartoon portrait on a canvas and decorate their room with it.
Print your children’s art on canvas
Whatever your child puts on paper, the convenience of being able to capture a child’s art and print it onto something professional looking is priceless. Dedicate an entire wall to your child’s favorite creations to encourage that creativity. Over time you get to witness the progression of their creative talents.
And let’s not forget, you’ll feel better knowing their art isn’t gathering dust in a drawer or closet. Create the canvas through Motif by yourself or let your little artist help out. It’s easy enough for them to use.
Create your own children’s canvas art with Motif
That free and easy-to-use app that lets you create kids canvas wall art is available for your Mac, iPhone, and iPad. The app works seamlessly with your Apple Photos so there’s no photo uploading necessary. There’s a variety of canvas sizes and finishes to fit your available wall space. On your Mac, simply open Photos and select the images you’d like to create your photo canvas with. Right-click or in the File menu select Create then the Wall Decor, then Motif. On your iPhone/iPad, simply open the Motif app and then select New in the upper right corner, then choose Gallery Printed Canvas.
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Experience how easy creating personalized photo projects is with Motif. Our photo project app seamlessly works with Apple Photos in macOS and iOS. We do all the complicated stuff leaving the fun creative freedom to you.
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