A No-Mess Activity that’s also Artwork for your Walls

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Hanging artwork in our home has made me love it even more for what it gives our home – depth, satisfying colors, new sights to look at, and most importantly the feeling of love.

Artwork can certainly be expensive to purchase and sometimes it’s hard to find the right piece for your walls. But, I have the perfect solution for you….

NO-MESS painting child artwork.

Yes, I said no-mess. And yes, this can serve as beautiful artwork for your walls. You can switch it out as often as you would like and your kiddos will love seeing their artwork displayed up on your walls!

Here’s how we did it…

STEP 1: GATHER MATERIALS

Materials:

  • Paper
  • Acrylic paint
  • Ziplock bag
  • Scissors

STEP 2: PREP THE PAINTING

I picked a few colors (you can coordinate them with the season, a holiday coming up, or do random colors) and randomly put the paint on the page. I then put the page in the baggy and zipped it shut.

STEP 3: PAINT

I put the bag in front of my toddler and she went to town. You could also use additional things such as a race car, a rolling pin, a plastic measuring cup, etc. to help you ‘paint’.

STEP 4: TAKE OUT OF BAG TO DRY

This step is SO important. On the first one we did, I left the painting in the bag for a while and when I tried to remove it, the entire paper ripped because it was too wet and attached to the bag. Remove it from the bag as soon as you are finished.

(Tip: It helped me to cut the bag down the side and pull the plastic up rather than try to pull the paper out from the top.)

STEP 5: FRAME IT!

This is the most beautiful part. I bought these frames from Target and put the painting inside of them. They came with the mat, as an 8 x 10 frame. Don’t the frames make the artwork look stunning!?

We originally made one, but because I loved it SO much, I decided to add another.

The artwork is beautiful alone, but in those gold frames, it’s so lovely! The best part about this is that I can switch out the artwork as often as I want. It’s the perfect way to add decor and love to your home.

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