Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Learn, Play, Create - Owl hand print art

We have had tremendous weather here in south Georgia.  A heat wave sent us all indoors and seeking air conditioned events and poolside parties.  It was a scorcher with temps hitting 110* leaving you exhausted at the thought of even walking to the mailbox and back. 

In attempt to have some indoor fun, a friend of mine hinted around about wanting to play in the paint and try to make a little hand printed owl canvas that she had seen posted online.  I was up for the challenge.  I had a blank canvas and paint in my stash so I thought I'd give it a try.  My daughters share a room that it themed in owl decor.  You Target shoppers have seen the line of bedding in the kids section, I'm sure.  So, I thought if the painting did turn out (fingers crossed), it would be a great piece to add to their owl themed room.

This picture shows a copy of the original picture that my friend had seen.

canvas 8x10 or larger
acrylic paint
paint pen

I have outlined the painting steps out in the picture below.  Pretty simple and easy to do.  Suggestion: measure your child's hand on the canvas before you start to paint.  I used an 8x10 canvas and my four year olds hand print barely fit within the painted lines.

And the final product.  It looks great in the girls room!