Last February I was out shopping for Valentine’s gifts for my daughter at a local pharmacy that also has isles filled with all kinds of fun trinkets. They had an isle labeled Discounted Items, which is always a must visit for me. To my shock there was a packet of Easter Stencils for 99 cents, I was surprised because Easter was still two months away, I had to purchase them. Knowing I have the stencils, I had to find a project to do with them. So I came up with Easter Stenciled Canvases made out of Shoe Boxes.
What you will need:
- Shoe boxes
- Spray Paint
- Sponge Brushes
- Painter’s Tape
The first thing I did was cut the shoe boxes to resemble the shoe box lids. This gave me four canvases, instead of just two, if I only used the shoe box lids.
Then, I spray painted the recycled shoe boxes and the shoe box lids with Krylon Spray Paints that reminded me of Easter colors.
Once, the spray paint boxes dried we brought them into the house and taped our stencils to them. Make sure you use a painters tape so that the paint does not come off of you newly painted boxes.
My daughters then painted the stencils. Here are a few helpful Tips! Tip 1. Dabbing helps so that the painted doesn’t bleed. Tip 2. Less paint on your sponge brush is better. Tip 3. Go around the edge of the stencil first and work your way to the center. Tip 4. If you do have some bleeding a Q-tip will help to remove it.
Here are a few pictures of the finished Easter Stenciled Canvases, they look amazing and can you believe they are made from shoe boxes! As you can see, we even added little pieces of cotton to the Rabbit’s tails.
My daughters had so much fun making these Easter Canvases; it was all I could do to keep them from moving them before they dried. They wanted so badly to place them on the mantel. Now, whoever enters our home is quickly led to see their canvases by the girls! Hope you enjoyed this and try it with your children. I promise your kids will be all smiles when the project is completed.