I saw this idea on Pinterest (shocking, huh?). It was so simple. Here's what the original poster did (I need to give credit where credit is due). I LOVED this idea. However, I wanted to take it a step further. We have no artwork on our walls in the living room. And we have one large wall with nothing on it at all. I thought this would be the perfect place for something like this. I didn't want the kids names though or our last name. I wanted something fun. Live. Laugh. Love. What could be better? So I've been sitting on this idea for literally months. Finally, this past Wednesday, I found time to tape the canvases off thanks to "Get 'Er Done" through MOMS Club. All I had to do then was wait for an opportunity for the kids to paint. God gave me that opportunity yesterday when a bunch of snow and cold was dumped on us.
What I needed for this project was very little. I went to Hobby Lobby and bought some canvases. Since I knew what I was going to "write", I knew which sizes I needed. I was going to originally use tempra paint for this, but then decided against it at the last minute because the tempras were just too bright of colors for what I wanted. Instead, I had Crayola paints on hand. I just left out pink, because I don't want pink on my walls, and white. Also needed painter's tape for taping off the letters. For thinner letters, you could probably use stencil tape. I would recommend masking tape because it's likely to adhere too much to the canvas and then you're stuck scraping it off.
After Sunshine's nap, I got the kids in their paint clothes, even though I used washable paint. Next thing I did was take the shower curtain liner down (it was ripped and needed to be changed anyway, so it was perfect timing). I laid the liner out on the basement floor. I got wax paper and put dollops of paint on them. I didn't want to do fingerpainting for these, so I got out the brushes. Then, I let the kids go to town. They had a blast.
I think these turned out fantastic. Husband doesn't like them, but he loves me so he hung them up anyway. What do you think?