I wanted to find a project that I could do with my boys to give a friend for Christmas and that they would be proud to hang on their wall. I found this canvas tutorial that was posted at Tatertots and Jello and thought it would be a perfect craft for my boys. Scissors and glue seem to be their favorite things to work with these days and I figured this was a boy proof project.
I found a bunch of magazines and colorful store flyers and told them to cut out small pieces they thought were pretty and put them in a large bowl.
They did most of the work and really enjoyed it. Then it was time for Mommy and Daddy to do the rest. We used a piece of vinyl to cut out the shape of the branch and bird and pressed it firmly down on the canvas. I had planned to let the boys paint it but I started painting a little too late. We were worried that they might paint a little too rough and cause paint to seep under the vinyl. After a thick coat of paint I removed the vinyl while the paint was still wet. I really like how the finished art looked and the boys were very proud of their accomplishment.
For a more detailed tutorial check out the post at Tatertots and Jello.