When I spotted these mini canvases I knew I wanted to make something fun with them. You can paint a few yourself and then leave a few for the kids to mess around with.
A fun way to display artwork and hold up grocery lists! A few simple designs can really dress up an otherwise boring fridge.
- Pack of mini canvases (I found mine for $4 here at Blick Art Supply)
- Acrylic Paint set
- Pack of mini super strong magnets (you can find some here )
- Paint brush
- Hot glue gun
Add a small drop of hot glue to the middle of the top and middle of the bottom on the back of each mini canvas
Add a magnet on top of each drop of glue and press firmly. Let dry.
Now you're ready to paint and decorate your canvases. I tried a few things. If you have any artistic talent this will be the most fun part. I, however, do not so I had to use pretty simple geometric shapes to paint. Sticky tape was used to create stripes.
The tape allows you to not need an exact line when you paint. You simply pull it off when it's dry.
I also drew a few wiggly lines with a pencil to fill in with paint as well
You can try a lot of different things and I'm sure your kids will have ideas too on how to decorate them!
Let your canvases dry for a few hours. Pull off the tape off if you're using it after it's dry.
Now you've got some pretty new magnets (and works of art!) on your fridge!