A great fun way to make a piece of art for the walls at home without it having to ruin your interior style! We did this for Fathers day.


  • 1 canvas (I bought a beige one to go with our decor)
  • 1 roll of baking paper
  • 1 plate / palette
  • 1 newspaper
  • 1 set of paints in your choice of colours (I advise one light and dark of the same colour + a third contrasting colour)
  • 1 compass / something circular so you can draw template
  • 1 scissors / craft knife and board
  • roll masking tape


  1. First get ready for any mess and lay down newspaper
  2. Now use your compass / circular object to draw a circle on your baking paper.
  3. Cut out the circle using either scissors or a craft knife
  4. lay on the canvas where you want it to sit and stick with a little masking tape
  5. Stick baking paper over any revealed places on the canvas outside of the circle to avoid any paint getting on it.
  6. add your paint colours to a plate and let your kids dab on the spots. I have 3 kids so they got a colour each.
  7. Allow to dry and remove baking paper - careful not to damage the canvas when you remove any tape.


If you don't like bright colours this also looks great with a gold, a black and a glitter paint.

You can also cover the canvas in your own fabric if you want it to match your cushions etc.

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    • 18 Feb 2014
      12:34 pm

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  • That is so eye catching! I haven’t seen too many sentimental artworks that I would also be happy to have hung on my wall, but this definitely fots the bill


  • Gorgeous, I think this looks really effective


  • This will be a great group activity to use at my preschool. Thanks for sharing :)


  • Simple and creative. This would be easy for littlies :)


  • Wow that looks amazing! Thanks for sharing.


  • This looks so pretty!


  • This is great. I’d love to try this with the kids and have their own art work in their rooms.
    Fabulous, thank you for the idea


  • I love this. I’d definitely hang it on my wall.


  • This is brilliant and would go well on any wall. I’m sure all Dad’s would love their children making this for them. Handmade gifts are so special as a lot of thought goes into making them.


  • Home/hand made presents are always the best !


  • Great activity kids will love.


  • Looks great


  • What a cute idea! I love it!


  • Tomorrow’s art project with the kids ????


  • Such a beautiful craft. Thank you for sharing


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