Prince Charming’s birthday was yesterday. Every birthday/Father’s Day/Christmas present requires a little bit of kid art, right?
So Friday, we killed two birds with one stone…making Daddy a special birthday gift and making something I’ve been wanting to make. The idea for the “Fun Means Getting Messy” sign came from Pinterest. The only problem is, I didn’t actually pin it. I saw it on someone else’s pinboard and forgot to pin it myself. I tried looking back to find who/where it first came from, but I was unsuccessful. So…tell me if you know who first came up with this idea. :)
Here’s what you’ll need: a canvas (or two), acrylic paint, paintbrushes, vinyl stickers.
Here’s the deal with the vinyl stickers…I purchased the “repositionable” ones so that I could remove them easily after the paint dried. This would work out perfectly, if you had a dainty little painter. However, Little Brother just about completely obliterated all the vinyl letters (as you’ll see). I’m not sure if the permanent ones would peel off or not.
Okay now for the process…
2. Let your child start painting! As you can see, Little Brother was rubbing so hard with his paintbrush that it moved the letters.
Big Brother was slightly gentler.
3. Let the canvases dry. After they are dry, you can peel the letter stickers off!
As you can see, all that is left of the “We love our Daddy” was just “Daddy”. Oh well…
I thought about taking some white paint to the “Fun Means Getting Messy” canvas repair some of the letters (the G’s and M specifically)…but then that kind of defeats the purpose, right? It’s supposed to look messy!
What’s your favorite homemade gift???