My little artists have been busy cranking out these fun little canvas masterpieces for Teacher's Appreciation gifts as well as gifts to Great-Grandmothers out in California and Oregon. I think they turned out darling and should be pretty easy to mail out next week.
I found these little art easels and canvas squares at Joann's. They are only 3-4" big and the little easels are the perfect compliment to them. They are $1.99 each, but I saw that they were having 50% off all canvas that day so I got them for $.99! So I bought enough for gifts and a few extras. When I got home I showed them to Derrick and he thought they would be great for Cub Scouts, so I went back a few days later and bought 20 more sets.
The kids didn't use brushes. Just their fingers. I showed them this little sample board that I made for the Cub Scouts.
Just a few ideas of ways they could use their finger/thumbprints to make pictures. My kids didn't really go off of that board, they just came up with their own. The only rule I had was that I wanted lots of color to fill the canvas.
And here are the little masterpieces. Ready to go. A few of them have a bit of detail work that they added with a Sharpie. And they signed the corners.
The kids named their paintings and I made tiny tags that just slip between the wood and the canvas in the back.