Matching Daisies

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If you are a regular reader, you know that I had a night out with the ladies, a couple of nights ago. We went to a paint & drink workshop. It was a ton of fun & also is my inspiration for today’s post. I am not going to lie to you. I was pretty proud of my art work from the painting workshop. This is a funny thing to say, considering everyone’s painting looked the exact same but I just loved the finished product.

0161 I was looking for a place to hang it in our home & didn’t know where I wanted it. I have been in the process of turning a hallway in our home into an art hallway for Mai, as now she has been doing so many artsy projects with mommy. This made me think. Hmmmm.. Maybe, mommy & Mai could have matching artwork to display in hallway. It was a simple enough design, but how would I get my 22 month old daughter to be able to duplicate my daisy? Here goes our experiment.

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Get the desired size canvas for your project. Draw the subject that you are painting on the canvas.

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Use masking tape to tape the areas of your drawing that you would like to remain unpainted. For the daisy, I taped the outlines around the petals & the background.

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MIx paints to desired colors. As you know, I am partial to Cool Whip paints.

For safe paint recipes…https://thepinterestedparent.wordpress.com/2013/11/01/cool-whip-finger-painting-more-messy-play/

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Change them into their painting clothes. This is Mai’s painting shirt. Let your toddler paint. Mai prefers using the brush to paint these days other than finger painting. What a big girl.

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Mommy had to help a little. Paint the sides of the canvas, so that there is no white spots when you hang it.

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Blot lightly if there are large clumps of excess paint.

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Remove tape & reveal your toddler’s masterpiece. Sign with your child’s name & age.

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Hang to display your matching artwork.

Up next…When Mommy’s Not the Favorite Anymore

About The Pinterested Parent

I am loving wife to my best friend & mommy to our smarty pants little girl, who loves to learn, craft & play. I am an artist, a crafter & I am Pinterest addict. When I first started my blog it was meant to be an outlet for my Pinterest addiction. I was looking to inspire & be inspired. What it became was a wonderful journey for me & my daughter in which we chronicle our activities, crafts, lessons & a hefty slice of our life. Please join us as we navigate through this wonderful thing called motherhood.
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7 Responses to Matching Daisies

  1. Awhhhh loved share 🙂

  2. runsaltrun says:

    I LOVE this idea! I think we will be having a go at this at home!

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  4. I love this! How special to have matching artwork with your daughter! I’m pinning this and hoping to try it out with my kids! Thanks so much for linking this up to Frugal Crafty Home Blog Hop!

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