How do you feel about plain walls? If I see one I immediately want to fill it with pictures but Mark likes to leave them
We’ve managed to compromise in the living room with one wall full of photos but I see Freya’s room as fair game – especially if she makes the ‘art’ herself.
I can’t take any credit for this craft idea, it comes from this post via Pinterest. It’s so easy but a lot of fun to make. As Valentine’s Day is coming up again, I thought it would also be fun to get children to make cards for their friends in this style (although I’d check the masking tape doesn’t tear the paper first).
You will need:
Canvas or paper.
Stampers, cotton wool and pegs or fingers.
How to make:
We bought a couple of canvases (£2 each from The Works) and set about creating the word love and a heart on each using the tape.
I had imagined a colourful rainbow creation but, of course, Freya wanted dark pink, light pink and purple. I tipped the three colours into pots (actually the old pots her dummies came in). I attached small balls of cotton wool to pegs and let her dip and splodge…at least until I remembered that we had actual sponge stampers (doh!).
After they dried, it was time to pull the tape off and hope that none of the paint was underneath. Surprisingly, ours were beautiful and white.
Freya’s pretty good with a toy hammer so I thought I’d teach her how to put up a picture. My thumb is slightly sore now (just kidding). She’s thrilled at having her work up on the wall. I’m a bit worried she might start charging people an entrance fee to come and see them.
Job done. Plain wall made beautiful.
Are you a fan of minimalist walls or do you prefer to adorn them?