Have you ever painted with a q-tip? No? You really should. Look what you can make.
I picked four 8x10 canvases for my kids a while back and I wanted to give them a chance to experiment with color on their very own canvases. The problem: the 8x10 canvases are small when faced with a kid and a paintbrush. They would have covered their canvases in a matter of minutes, most likely with all the colors running together to create a lovely brown. So instead, we used q-tips.
And it was awesome. And not just because the kids painted for an hour but because the results are beautiful.
We used some Duck brand tape to "write" their initials on the canvases. Then they painted away, covering the tape with paint as well. Once the paint was dry (we gave it a good 24 hours), I removed the tape and presto, each child's initial popped out of the beautifully painted canvas.
In retrospect, I feel like I might have had them paint the canvas a solid color first, let that dry and then taped off their initial, allowing them to paint the entire canvas again. That way each initial would have had some color in it as well, but you know, next time we can do that. These are awesome as is.
Are you a Mom?
Of course you are,
your shirt is dirty :)