Art Project #39: Painting Pikachu

When Alec and I saw an advertizement for a Pikachu family paint event.  We knew that we could not make it to the class and poor Alec was so bummed.   I assured him we could make something similar on our own at home.

We finally settled down to paint Pikachu for our 100 Days of Art Challenge.  Evan is also a huge Pokemon fan so he wanted to try it as well.

They both painted the entire canvas yellow; even the sides, and we set them aside to dry.  They then decided if there were any areas that needed a second coat or not.

Once we had a solid yellow base the boys added red circles for Pikachu's cheeks. 

They used pencils to draw two small circles for Pikachu's eyes, an upside down triangle for his nose, and then a "w" shape for his mouth.  Once they were happy with it they traced over them carefully with black paint using small brushes.

Once the face was painted they drew two arms below his red cheeks and added a white dot to the eyes using the back (rounded) side of the paint brush.

It was so simple and fun.  It was nice to see Evan so excited about another art project.

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
Project 8: Oil pastel flowers
Project 9: Fingerprint dandelions 
Project 10: Beaded Sun Catchers
Project 11: Bird Crafts and Snacks
Project 12: Color Mixing Butterflies
Project 13: Water Gun Art 
Project 14: Using Watercolor Kits
Project 15: Dragonfly Silhouette Paintings 
Project 16: Painting Pet Rocks
Project 17: Spray Paint Resist 
Project 18: Water Bottle Windsock 
Project 19: Stained Glass Kits 
Project 20: Tin Can Windsock
Project 21: Firework Glue Art
Project 22: Qixel Art
Project 23: Makit Bakit Kits 
Project 24: Wood Burning Project 
Project 25: Making Our Own Raft
Project 26: Spray Painted Canvas
Project 27: Paper Bowl Jellyfish 
Project 28: Tin Foil Art
Proejct 29: Oil Pastel Bubbles
Project 30: Chalk Pastel Paintings 
Project 31: Washi Tape Votive Holders
Project 32: Drip Painted Pots
Project 33: Sun Art 
Project 34: Tissue Paper Transfer
Project 35: Stained Glass Class
Project 36: Visiting the Art Museum 
Project 37: Taking an Art Class
Project 38: Making Minecraft T-shirts


  1. My kids absolutely love painting on canvas! Your boys did a great job!

    1. Thank you! We just stocked up on canvases at Michael's when they were Buy 1 get 1... my boys love using them.

  2. My children are pokemon crazy! So I look forward to doing this with them, thanks!

  3. Hi Joanne, I thinks is very cool that you incorporate a lot of art into your homeschooling. I think it is so important for children to learn to bring out their own unique creativity! Thanks for sharing with us at #SimplifyWednesdays
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    1. Thank you! It doesn't hurt that I have one boy that demands art projects.... luckily I can usually cajole the others into joining in.


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