Make a wall canvas for your child's next masterpiece.
Photo © Apryl Duncan
The paper we use is Elmer's white 25-yard banner paper that's 24 inches wide. It's a nice sturdy paper that can hold messy watercolors and markers without the color seeping through onto your walls.
By cutting two sheets the same length and taping them together on the back, I was able to give my son a 48-inch wide wall canvas with the banner paper. That's longer than he is!
I put up one canvas for watercolors, another for crayons and a third for markers. It's like he's got his very own art studio right in his room.
Try this project to give your kids a new twist on creativity. In just a few minutes and for about $10 worth of paper (less if you find a coupon from craft stores), your kids can have their own wall canvas to paint 5-foot tall flowers, scribble life-sized pictures of their favorite animals or even write the alphabet in gigantic letters. And when they're ready to start another masterpiece, just replace the banner paper with a fresh sheet, and they're good to go!
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- Winter Activity #3 - Make a Wall Canvas
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