This post is sponsored by Mr. Clean Magic Erasers. All ideas and opinions are my own.
I don’t know about you guys but making art with my kids can be both extremely rewarding and extremely stressful all at the same time! I definitely have to channel my inner “super chill mom” and remind myself that it’s the journey, not the destination, that matters. Who cares if, while making this “Color My World” Family Art Project, half the paint ends up all over the table? No worries! A little scrub with my ever-faithful Mr. Clean Magic Eraser will do the trick and we’ll still have the memories of making art as a family to last a lifetime!
One of the best things about the weather warming up is being able to take painting projects outside. As with most situations with kids, everything seems less dire when you have a beautiful breeze blowing through your hair (and preferably an iced coffee in hand!) I love working on art projects on our large outdoor table. What I don’t love is finding paint that I forgot to wipe up months ago, baked by the sun and almost impossible to remove. Thank goodness I always stock Mr. Clean Magic Erasers to do my heavy lifting! You can see in the picture above that I was able to get the majority of the paint up after a couple strokes. A little bit more scrubbing and my outdoor table looked brand new!
To make your own “Color My World” family art, you’re going to need large vinyl words to stick to the canvas. You can either cut them out with a home cutting machine (grab my free file below!) or buy something similar online or at a craft store. Any wording will do, although I’m quite partial to the saying I used! Take care when applying the words to the canvas since they’re probably not going to stick very well. That makes it super easy to remove the vinyl after the paint has been added but kinda a pain to get down!
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Get Your Paint On!
Once the canvas is prepped, all your kids have to do is splash that paint on! We used foam brushes for each color to try and keep them separate but you’re more than welcome to let your kids mix them all up. It would be a great lesson in color theory!
Colors and More Colors
Add more paint until all of the white of the canvas is covered completely. I already love how it looks! Allow the paint to dry almost all the way before removing the vinyl stickers. You don’t want it to dry completely because you might have a bit of a flaking issue on some of the edges but it’ll be a total mess if it’s too wet.
Dirty Little Secret
No worries if some of the paint gets on your outdoor table, the water-activated micro-scrubbers in Mr. Clean Magic Erasers will take that right off without having to use any harsh chemicals or scents! In fact, I usually use a Mr. Clean Magic Eraser to wipe down all my outdoor furniture right before we have guests come over. It’s quick, easy, and totally my “dirty little secret!”