How to Paint a Bunny Canvas Step By Step For Kids
This is a great little project for a kid Easter or springtime party. When the project is done, it makes a darling decoration to hang during the months when the weather is warming up and bunnies are hopping all around the yard. There are tons of reasons to support kids in being successful painters and I am excited to share some great tips and tricks for this. It is easy to paint a bunny canvas with these simple directions. This is a great guided painting activity that can be done with kids but also with adults. It works for parties, sip-n-paints, with a classroom of kids or at a studio gathering. The best thing about this project is just how amazing and different every bunny comes out, even when given the exact same steps. Let’s go through all of the step and create a bunny canvas.
NOTES TO BE SUCCESSFUL TO PAINT A BUNNY CANVAS:
- Set up each work station with a 12 x 12 square pallet, paint pallet, a water cup, paper towels and brushes.
- Add paint colors one at a time to pallets as needed. Do NOT put all of the paint out at once.
- Use acrylic paints. My preference is DecoArt’s Americana paint collection.
- Use a clean, dry brush for each color change.
Step By Step Painting Instructions:
Paint the head of the bunny first by mixing gray with white paints.
Add Ears with the gray and white paints.
Add Pink to the inner ears.
Paint pink cheeks. Use a sponge brush for perfect circles. A regular brush works too and will create darling mix-matched cheeks
Paint green grass on the bottom half of the canvas.
Paint the top half blue. Add white dots if desired.
Paint a black nose and eyes.
Add details like whiskers and maybe darker green streaks in the grass.
Ta Da! Let it dry then sign your work.
Why Painting with Kids is a Good Idea
Painting with kids is so much more than a craft project or simple activity. It is a way for kids (of all ages really) do many very important things. Here are some fabulous reasons to get kids painting.
- It helps them convey ideas and share.
- Painting gives kids an opportunity to express emotions — even ones that might be hiding deep inside.
- It uses several senses to paint and through that kids make connections.
- Exploring color, the process and the outcomes teaches cause and effect.
- When kids made handmade masterpieces, it boosts confidence.
Preparation Steps for Painting with Kids
One of the biggest factors in creating successful paint crafts with kids lies in the prep. Here are four things you can do to prepare for a great time crafting.
- Expect a little mess. Prep your area knowing that paint can spill, drip and splatter. Cover your work are with kraft paper before starting.
- Provide aprons for the kids. If you don’t want to but them, they can wear old adult sized shirts as aprons.
- Have paper towels nearby and ready if needed.
- Know the dry time of the project before starting. If there are several steps, there might be a dry time involved. Have a puzzle or activity on hand to do during that in between time. You can grab free ones here on the blog.
Best Bunny Snack
These mini cakes with fondant ears would be fantastic snack to enjoy at a bunny painting party!
YAY for taking time to paint a bunny canvas.
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