Spring is in the air! The cherry blossom trees are blossoming, the daffodils are blooming, and our tulips are poking their stems up through the earth and standing tall. Tulips are one of my favourite flowers, and remind me of spring in Canada because they were the first flower to give colour to our front garden while I was growing up. Two years ago Kallista made a footprint tulip canvas that I’m sharing with you today.
I don’t have any photos to show you this piece of art in progress as I had my hands full with Kallista’s painted feet, but it was a very easy project and took very little time. This would make a lovely gift for Mom or Grandma!
I sat Kallista up in her booster chair with my supplies ready to go. The cavas was £1, and the acrylic paints and brush came with it, so this beautiful piece of artwork is a real bargain as well!
The first thing I did was paint some red acrylic paint onto the bottom of Kallista’s little foot. I then helped her centre her foot over the canvas and had her press it down. I used a baby wipe to immediately wipe her foot clean.
We repeated this process with some yellow and orange paint on her other foot to create a second ‘tulip’.
I painted green on Kallista’s fingers and helped her press them along the bottom of the canvas to create some ‘grass’. Then I guided her finger to make the stems and leaves of the tulips.
We were on a roll! And Kallista was giggling away with the paintbrush tickling her hands and feet. So as she was in such a good mood, I applied some blue paint along the side of her hand and she made some textured sky around the top of the canvas.
Here is the final result:
This canvas looks stunning on our front room wall and it will be treasured. Kallista’s little fingerprints and footprints captured on canvas.
Have you ever painted a canvas with your children? What did you make?