Canvas Painting For Kids

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Canvas Painting For Kids

Canvas painting for kids is an excellent activity that fosters creative exploration, skill building, confidence building and develops cognitive skills! Kids do very well with step by step instruction.

With step by step structured painting instruction, you set your child up for success! You will be amazed what he or she creates and he or she will certainly feel very confident!

Also, through step by step instruction you can insert other learning opportunities in other subject areas such as math and science! You can teach your child the basics of art such as the Elements and Principles and even a little Art History if relevant! 

Beginning with painting instruction at home is easy. All you need are a few basic supplies that can be found at your local craft store such as canvases, paints and brushes.

Start with an easy painting and then work your way up as your child becomes more comfortable with painting. I also recommend that you paint with your child side by side in an “I do, we do” sort of instruction.

Bellow is a list of painting for kids tutorials. All of them included detailed pictures, videos and instructions. You can also see my post about painting with very young kids here. 

List of Canvas Paintings That I Recommend You Try With Your Kids: 

Dinosaur Silhouette

“Ava The Mermaid” is now a PDF download in my Etsy shop! The full tutorial is available there.
summer paintings

Owl Always Love You
Starry Night Guitar
Easter Egg Landscape


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Cactus Sunset
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Cat On A Pumpkin

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Ornament with Blurry Lights

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Cat & Moon
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Birch Trees
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Pumpkins and String Lights

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4 Replies to “Canvas Painting For Kids”

  1. Hi Tracie,
    I love your paintings and tutorials! I am teaching an enrichment after school painting club and was wondering how many paintings you think we would be able to get done. There are five 1 hour sessions once a week after school. How long should I expect each painting to take? I am working with kids in 2nd-4th grade.

    Thanks so much for your feedback. I really appreciate it!

    1. Hi Kelly! Most paintings on this website take 1-2 hours depending on complexity of the design and the size of canvas you’re working on. Now for kids in that age range I would say upwards 3 hours (not all in one setting of course). You’ll be able to make this estimate after the first session because your group of kids can vary in how fast they paint. You can always simplify a design too and you might be safe doing one painting for two sessions. Hope this helps!

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