Our house needs a personality boost. I am getting bored with the look and feel of the house. The walls are bare. The pillow cases look sad. Aki’s playroom under the stairs is forever a mess. Unfortunately, having a curious toddler means thinking twice about putting any decoration.
This simple project aimed to give the walls a splash of colors. This activity was inspired by the tape painting that Aki did last December (which was inspired by Leslie’s blog) and by the abstract paintings in Doc Samonte’s clinic.
A large canvass – can’t remember the exact size but it was about as big as an illustration board
Little wooden things that come with the canvass.
First, I randomly put masking tape around the canvass. Sorry I forgot to take pictures of it.
Then, we assigned areas of the canvass to each family member. Because Aki kept on over-mixing the colors, he was given only a small corner to paint on. That did not stop him from trying to mess up the little abstract paintings that Franco and I did. Sorry, no pictures again while we were painting. The
istambay daddy was topless because it was so hot.
When we were happy with our creation, we let the painting dry for a couple of hours.
After removing the masking tape…
I did these
Here’s Aki’s corner. Not bad, right? I call it An Elephant’s Purple Dreams
Now, we just need to decide where to put the painting and when to do the next one. 🙂