Easy Canvas Painting Ideas For Beginners Stormy Night
Easy canvas painting ideas for beginners or young children are not always easy to find. In fact my daughter and I went to the library to try and find canvas ideas for kids and I struggled to find a book about it. Today we are sharing this easy canvas painting idea based on the kids book A Stormy Night.
Easy Canvas Painting Ideas For Beginners Of All Ages
Ever since I became an early years teacher, I loved the idea of interest based learning. In fact I feel quite passionate about creating activities, art and projects based around the books children read.
Painting on a canvas can be really fun and is a great way to help children develop their natural interest in books and art
I think this is a pretty fun canvas art idea and that the kids would love to create this stormy night themed canvas. What do you think?
Supplies Needed For Canvas Painting
- Cotton Balls
- Xacto Blade
Let’s Make This Easy Canvas Painting Scene
Paint the entire canvas a blue that is dark but light enough to show black paint against it.
While the paint dries slice a potato in half with a knife and carve out shapes of lightning bolts, trees, raindrops and a house. (this step requires an adult! do NOT allow children to use a knife or xacto blade)
Stamp the house and trees in black paint and add them to the top of the black hill.
Stamp the lightning bolts in yellow paint and add them to the top of the canvas.
Allow paint to dry completely before moving on to the next step.
Stamp the raindrop in grey paint and add them across the entire canvas. Allow the paint to dry completely.
Use a fine tip paintbrush to paint windows onto the house with yellow and black paint.
Clip a cotton ball onto the end of a clothespin and then stamp white clouds coming from the chimney.
Clip a cotton ball onto the end of a clothespin.
Dip the cotton ball into grey paint and stamp the cotton ball across the top of the canvas to create storm clouds.
Your canvas is finished!
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