Craft ideas for kids: Masking tape canvas painting


A couple of weeks ago we had a fabulously crafty playdate with my childhood friend Supermum and her little ones; Superboy & MiniMunchkin.
Supermum brought all the supplies…

You will need:

  • mini canvases (these were from The Works)
  • paint
  • masking tape
  • brushes / sponges / rollers

COST: a few quid
AGE: babies and up
TIME: 10 minutes (plus drying time)

Masking tape canvas painting #craft #kids #create #paint #mess #make #do #art #outdoor #toddler


We set out the canvases in the garden and used masking tape to make letters and shapes on them.  Then the kids used the rollers, brushes and sponges to layer on the paint.  After they were done, we put them on top of the shed to dry in the sunshine.  After a break for pizza, we peeled off the masking tape and admired our art.

Pickle was a bit over-enthusiastic and had sponged off some of his masking tape and Chops couldn’t wait to start painting, so we didn’t bother putting tape on his at all, but both of them ended up with a wall-worthy piece of art anyway.
As you can see, Superboy’s S and star and MiniMunchkin’s M all turned out brilliantly!

Masking tape canvas painting finished! #craft #kids #create #paint #mess #make #do #art #outdoor #toddler

What summer art and craft activities have you been up to?  Please do link via comments, I’d LOVE to see..!

Want some more craft ideas for kids?  How about a no-spill pig watering can (made from a recycled plastic milk jug), or 20 reasons to paint rocks (yes, really)?

15 thoughts on “Craft ideas for kids: Masking tape canvas painting

    1. Hodge Podge

      You ARE a super mum Kate! :D Think they would be great for a kid’s summer birthday party too – far cooler to take home than a goodie bag.

    1. Hodge Podge

      Hi Jenny, thanks so much for visiting and commenting! How lovely that someone put me on Blog Love Day – makes me feel all warm and fuzzy :)

      Just popped over to your lovely blog – the Playmobil jars are super-cute!

    1. Hodge Podge

      Thanks so much for visiting and commenting Cat. Honestly, you cannot mess this craft up (as my 2 proved)!
      Just found your hot cross brioche recipe and now my mouth is watering… I may have to give them a go :)

    1. Hodge Podge

      It was so much fun Helen! I really like the effect that MiniMunchkin got where her paint had leaked under the tape on the left side of her M.

      If your kids are HP fanatics, you could do a canvas for each of the Houses: S, H, G & R in their house/Quidditch team colours! ;)

    1. Hodge Podge

      It really was Becky! Not often you find a craft that all ages and abilities can have a go at (which produces a great final piece too) :)

      P.S. I’ve just followed your site via bloglovin

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