Last summer my daughter went to a camp where the kids painted on canvases every week. I found that my older boys were jealous of their sister’s canvases, so I decided to replicate the camp experience with an art party of our own on the lawn. We took a trip to Michael’s and each child got to pick out a canvas. It should come as no surprise that they loved the more permanent feeling that a canvas gives any work of art. Also, if you have a kid with a summer birthday, this makes a great activity, not to mention great alternative to a junky gift bag!

For more clever ideas from Amy, check out her new blog, Eclectic Mom.


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Comments (2)


  1. Posted by: Nancy

    I have been looking for a craft idea for my daughter’s birthday party coming up and this is fantastic! (Perfectly, really, because they can clean up in the sprinkler when they are done.)

  2. SUCH a great idea! I think this would be lovely to do on a sunny afternoon! Thanks for the post!

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