Crafty Stuff

Tips and crafty ideas on keeping your kids amused.

Sunday, November 28, 2004

Pre-Drawn Canvases

When you start looking out for those paint by number paintings, or ones which have a figure already drawn on the canvas, therefore making it easier for your child to paint a picture, it starts getting expensive.
I was looking around last week for some horse type ones and they all seemed to start around the $16 mark.
This week I made my own.
I bought a pack of 10 canvas sheets and then used the pictures on this site to draw my picture.
Jadeen had an elephant, Erin a pig and Miranda a donkey head. They all enjoyed their few minutes of art.
When drawing the picture onto the canvas do not use a soft lead, as it will lead to smudging too much. Make sure the kids use a good water based paint (easier to remove from their clothes afterwards) and let them go at it.
I keep in store the basic colours and mix from there (red, yellow, blue, white and black)