Does your child love to collect things found in nature? Our Canvas Wall Art For Kids is a perfect way to help them organize and display their collections!
My daughter is five and has entered the age of making “collections”. Everywhere we go, she looks for tiny treasures to take home with us. I love going on these little treasure hunts with her.
There is nothing more gratifying than watching your child marvel at a feather found in the park. A glittery rock found on a walk or a poofy head picked in the yard. Our trips to the beach are filled with her searching for shells, rocks and sea glass. To her, everything is amazing.
On our latest winter beach adventure, she had the pockets of her puffy little parka stuffed to the brim. As we emptied her pockets, we saw that she had an impressive collection. As we perused her shells and rocks we found the cat was just as interested as we were. Every chance she got, she was batting shells across the kitchen floor and pouncing on feathers.
I always have a stock of canvas in my basement and I thought we could turn her treasures into displayable art for her room. This project was easy and fun for both of us. She loved the idea of being able to hang her treasures in her room.
We used a glue gun to make sure the heavier items would stay securely on the canvas (with extreme parental supervision). I had her put on gloves, in case she accidentally touched the hot glue when placing her items.
Whether your child collects rocks, feathers, shells or sticks – you can help them create a piece of art that showcases their special interests.
CANVAS WALL ART FOR KIDS
- Rocks, shells, feathers, sticks, etc.
- Canvas (any size)
- Construction Paper
- Glue gun
Step 1: Clean items of any dirt or sand. Lay items out on table or floor so your child can view each and every item in their collection.
Step 2: Heat up your glue gun. Have your child wear gloves to prevent them touching hot glue. Parents can shoot the glue on the canvas, wait a few seconds to cool, then have your child press the item onto the glue. Repeat until canvas is filled.
Step 3: If you have space at the bottom, you can glue on a ribbon or have your child sign their artwork. On a strip of paper have your child sign and date their collection. Glue to the back of the canvas.