Wednesday, September 7, 2011

The Very Hungry Caterpillar: Wall art!

As everyone knows, Littles room is all Hungry Caterpillar. He LOVES it(and I do to). After the paint, wall decals and his shelf went up, I was lost to what "art" to put on his walls that would finish the room. We had a few canvases lying around from when my MIL was here visiting and I knew I wanted to use them...I just didn't know how.

Then I saw something like this and knew it would be perfect!!!! I used the color of paint that would match his walls(and I honestly thought that brown feet would be a little blah).

We painted his hand and fingers(not the thumb...and make sure you put more on the palm so it goes down!). Then went to town! For the red head, I painted a circle on his palm and that was it! The eyes and such were added after it dried.

I love how it turned out! I'm planning on doing the butterfly here soon to see if I can get it how I see it in my head!


grandma tina said...

oh my goodness to actually see it on the wall with his shelf and name it is very adorable. Those canvas boards were a great buy.

Noob Mommy said...

Love this idea! Thank you for sharing. Does it matter what kind of paint you use?

KK said...

It doesn't matter what kind of paint you use. I wanted something thick enough that it wouldn't run right away, but good enough to not make a HUGE mess and stain! Haha.

Cindy deRosier said...

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If you have other kid friendly crafts, we'd love it if you would submit them. If you would like to display a featured button on your site, you can grab one from the right side bar of your post above. Thanks for a wonderful project idea!