Summer Series–$5 Tree Art


Hey guys!  Guess what??  I’m back to share the newest Summer Series post with you!  This one is cheap and messy.  Fun stuff!  This actually cost us nothing because we had everything on hand but if you don’t have it on hand all you need is a canvas and some craft paint.  We buy the $.50 a bottle stuff.  And I found some 16×20 canvases online at Hobby Lobby that came in a pack of two for $7.99.  Use one of their weekly 40% off coupons and it comes out to $2.40 for one canvas.  Someone pinch me!  I love buying anything that cheap haha.  Now I’m going to break this project down for you guys in just a few steps.

Step 1: Paint a funky tree trunk with some branches.



Now, remember that you have never claimed to be an artist so it’s perfectly acceptable that it looks like an infant painted the trunk.  You may proceed to the next step!

Step 2: Grab some kids, paint, and paint brushes and brush those cute tiny hands!



Step 3: Take control and put their hands were you want them to go.  You may feel free to skip this step if you are not a control freak.




Step 4: This one is also optional!  Grab a paint brush and get a tiny bit of paint on it to smooth out the tree if you heart so desires.  Mine did!  This is what it looked like when we were all done.



Now go wash those tiny hands and sit back and look at your happy little tree.  Yeah, that’s right, I just went all Bob Ross on you guys.  My dad would be so proud of me!  He used to record Bob Ross on our VCR and play it back while recreating the paintings.  Good stuff!

This project may or may not be done.  I think it would look really cute with 5 birds perched up on a branch and maybe our last name across the bottom but I haven’t really decided how I want it to look so for now she will stay like this!  It’s pretty cute just the way it is!

Well, thanks for stopping by and don’t forget to check out the previous Summer Series posts!  You can check them all out at the top of the blog under the “Kid’s Projects” tab.  Hope you come back soon!


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One comment

  1. Kathy Schwartz says:

    I can’t believe your kids let you paint their hands!!!!! But I love the end result, what a fun family project. And yes I am sure dad is proud that you remember him recording Bob Ross and his painting lol. I am so proud to have such a talented daughter!!!!!!!

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