Art Project #26 Spray Painted Canvas

Continuing with our 100 Days of Art Challenge we made some fun spray painted canvases this week.
We had found a few different variations on Pinterest and my boys could not agree on trying out just one type so I worked with them to create what they each wanted.

Evan wanted to make a nature silhouette painting.  We picked out canvas and his spray paint color and then went walking through the yard looking for interesting leaves and things.  He settled on  some ferns and a twig with several green leaves. He arranged them the way he liked on his canvas and started spraying color all around.

Unfortunately, we picked a rather windy day to try this project and his leaves were being blown around a bit.  It made for a more impressionistic silhouette rather than clear, crisp lines, but he was just thrilled with his results.

The other two boys began by taping yarn around their blank canvases in various patterns.  Making sure to keep all the tape on the backside of the canvas they began spraying colors in lines and blotches as they saw fit. Ian waited for his first coat to dry and added a second coat of black to his.

Once they were all done spraying we set the pictures in the sun to dry.

Finally we removed the yarn from the paintings and the boys stood back to enjoy their work. 

They thought this was such a fun and easy project; and I had to agree!

Our other art projects:
Project 1: Painting with Hexbugs
Project 2: Tissue paper flowers
Project 3: Star Wars Crafts
Project 4: Watercolor compass circles
Project 5: Floral pens
Project 6: Watercolor outlines
Project 7: Scratch art jellyfish
Linking Up With: Happiness Is Homemade, 



  1. This is a really cool idea, I'm sure my kids will love it too! Thank you for sharing at The Really Crafty Link Party this week. Pinned!

    1. I find my boys enjoy anything that involves spray paint; thanks for the Pin.

  2. FUN TIMES!! Now this looks like a craft I would totally enjoy. :)
    Thanks for sharing with us at #MMBH.

    1. It was a lot of fun and there was no real way to mess it up.

  3. What a great project!! I'd like to try that sometime. Thanks for linking it up at the Virtual Fridge!

    1. I've been wanting to try the nature resist one again; perhaps paint the canvas one color first then lay out the leaves and spray paint over it all...

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    1. I think that was my favorite too. We just wished we had put something down to hold the leaves in place for slightly crisper edges.


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