Monday, July 16, 2012

1 Week of Pinterest

One of my online mommy groups is doing a '1 Week of Pinterest' challenge. I'll be blogging about my projects. The requirements are simple:

In that time you must do (one a day in any order)...

1 new recipe
1 project for your home
1 craft type project
1 project for your toddler
2 of your choice
1 free day/do nothing

Day 1:
1 project for your toddler.

Here's my inspiration. Sorry, my pin is only linked to an image, so no blog credit available. Luckily, this one is pretty self explanatory!

So, all you need is:

  • blank canvas (or paper if you want to keep it simple)
  • paint color(s) of choice
  • painter's tape
  • brush (optional)
  • drop cloth (optional)
Here's how the process went for us...

Gather your materials

We worked in the garage, but I still decided to put down a 'drop cloth' (cut up garbage bag). First, using the painter's tape, tape off your child's name or nickname. Curvy letters can be difficult!

My lil' Pumpkin decided to use just her favorite color, purple.

Give them a brush (or let them use their fingers) and let them go to town!

Encourage them to cover the whole canvas, as it will make the letters stand out more once you remove the painter's tape.

I let it dry just a little bit, and then carefully remove the painter's tape. You're left with your final masterpiece:

There ya go! Custom artwork for your little one's room =)


  1. I love it, simple and easy! I think my only problem would be getting my little pumpkin to stop!