Thursday, April 19, 2018

DIY Kid's Modern Art

When I was pregnant with Henry there was no one more thrilled than his cousin Georgie. She was so excited that I wanted her to be able to contribute to the room I was putting together for him. She loves to do art projects and always says she is just like me in that respect, so I had to come up with a project for her. I had included gifts from dear friends, sentimental keepsakes from family members, and I wanted this addition to be something special and lasting. It resulted in a one-of-a-kind piece that I will always treasure.


Since it is April and still cold and windy and feeling like February, I needed something to break up the routine of blocks, snacks, dinosaurs, cars, repeat. I thought this would be a good opportunity to bust out the crayons and share this fun and easy kid art that you will want to upgrade from a magnet on the fridge.

One of the best things about this project, besides how cute it turns out, is that it is so versatile. Almost any age can do it because you can use paints, crayons, pencils, or whatever age appropriate medium you have on hand. Just download the free template here and print out as many sheets as you think you will need. Then you can let the kids go crazy with whatever colors or designs they choose. It doesn't matter if they stay in the lines. I actually love how it turned out with Henry's scribbles spanning the entire page.

*In hindsight I would recommend letting them color the blank back side of the paper so there are no visible outlines of the triangles when you cut them out later.


After the coloring/painting is finished, cut around each triangle. If your kiddos are old enough, they can help with the cutting, or you can cut them out during nap time like I did. After they are all cut out you simply glue them onto another sheet of card stock in the same pattern as the template, and tada! Super simple and adorable modern art made by precious little fingers. Does it get any sweeter?



I would love to see your own versions of this, so be sure and share them on Facebook or email me here.



-Katie



6 comments:

  1. Was looking for something to do with my two year old grandchildren. Just found it ! So excited to try

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    1. Fantastic! I am so glad you found it. I would love to see her finished masterpiece!

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  2. What a great idea! :-) thanks!

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    1. Thank YOU! It is such a fun and sweet project.

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  3. Such a cute idea! I am definitely going to try this!

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    1. Awesome! I hope you all have a good time doing it. If you are up for sharing, I would love the see the finished product!

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