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!
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