5 Fun & Creative Canvas Wall Art Projects for Kids

5 Fun & Creative Canvas Wall Art Projects for Kids

Whether it's a birthday, holiday, or just because you love them, sometimes kids need a little extra inspiration to create something special for you. (And let's be honest: we can always use more art around our home!) If you're looking for some ideas on how to get your young artist started and keep them engaged long after the project is done, here are five fun and creative canvas wall art projects that will have everyone smiling and celebrating their creativity.

Create a canvas wall art masterpiece out of your child's drawings.

  • Grab a projector, and project your child's drawing onto a large canvas.

  • Use a pencil to trace the drawing onto the canvas with great care. This can be tricky if your child has drawn in a pen or marker, so try not to press too hard on the pencil as you trace around their lines.

  • Fill in all of the areas between each line with paint using either an inexpensive set of watercolors or even some tempera paints found at any art supply store (these are also great ways for kids to get creative). You'll want to let these dry completely before moving on!

  • Attach hooks or nails along three sides of your newly created masterpiece and hang it up proudly on your wall!

Paint a scene on canvas.

  • Use a wide brush for large areas and a smaller brush for details.

  • Thin the acrylic paint with water, if necessary.

  • Spread the paint onto your canvas with a palette knife or paper towel, depending on what you have available.

Glue items onto a canvas to create a collage.

  • Glue items onto a canvas to create a collage. This project is great for kids who are ready to use glue and paint, but it's also fun for older children who might want to get creative with their materials.

  • Use a variety of items, including recycled ones like old magazines or books that you can cut up into small pieces. Try adding some personal touches like photos or drawings from your child's art journal!

  • Add different colors and textures by using different types of paper, cardboard, fabric scraps etc. Make sure the glue is dry before hanging so that nothing falls off after hanging up on the wall!

Design and customize your own shirt or onesie with paint pens and an iron-on transfer.

You can use paint pens to draw on your shirt or onesie, or you can use iron-on transfers to create a design. Paint pens are available at craft stores, and iron-on transfers are available at most craft stores.

In this project, we used the following supplies:

  • Shirts/onesies for kids (or adults) in various sizes

  • Paint pens (optional)

  • Iron-on transfers

Add a touch of personalization to your child's room by painting or spray painting the inside of these plastic frames. You can even use them as wall vases!

In addition to being a fun and creative project, this is also an opportunity for you and your child to add some personalization to their room. You can paint or spray paint the inside of these plastic frames in any color or pattern that you like! From there, they can be used as wall vases for flowers or other items (think: rocks and pinecones), as well as displays for artwork created by both parents and children alike.

The projects below will help you get started making some artistic pieces for your home that will make you and your family proud!

  • Don't be afraid to experiment.

  • Don't be afraid to make mistakes.

  • Don't be afraid to ask for help, even if it's just from your kids and their friends, who may have some great ideas of their own!

  • Don't be afraid to try new things--you never know what might work!


I hope these projects have inspired you to create some beautiful art for your home! There are so many different things you can do with canvas, and I think it's such a fun medium to work with. If you try any of these ideas out, please let us know how they turn out by leaving us a comment below! We'd love to see what types of creations people come up with using our tips.

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