Handmade Christmas Gift

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.

Then I spread Mod Podge on areas of the canvas and let the boys lay out the scraps of papers.

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.


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