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Colorful Polka Dot Art

I love colorful art projects that are easy to paint. This project is so fun and simple that you can do it with children.


  • 12″ x 16″ Canvas
  • Acrylic Paint (6 colors)
  • Cotton Swabs
  • Letter Stencils

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Trace or freehand letters on the canvas.

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Pour multiple colors of acrylic paint on a plate. Dip a separate cotton swab into each color of paint.

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Use each cotton swab to make polka dots on the canvas.

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Continue using the cotton swabs to make polka dots around the letters.

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Let the paint dry for about an hour. Then, your art is ready to display!

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I love this painting because it looks like a bunch of pretty confetti thrown on a canvas. I become happy when I see it!


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Button and Bead Art

Over the past few months, I have seen so many beautiful craft projects and art using buttons. I never had enough buttons at home to do a project for myself until I was able to buy a package of buttons at a craft store (thank goodness for coupons). Those pretty buttons inspired me to create some colorful canvas art.

I used the following supplies:

  • Acrylic paint (Peacock Blue, Pool Blue, and White)
  • 12×12 inch canvas
  • Craft glue
  • Buttons
  • Beads
  • Heidi Grace Designs paper tree
  • Scissors

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I began by painting the canvas with the white and Peacock Blue paint that I mixed together.

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Next I lightly painted on top of the other colors with the Pool Blue paint. I wanted the canvas to showcase different shades of blue.

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Once the paint was dry, I cut the paper tree and glued it on the canvas.

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**The paper tree was a part of the Heidi Grace Designs Project Pad which included several stickers and paper cutouts.


The last and best part of this project was adding the beads and buttons to the canvas using craft glue. I was free to design the materials any way I wanted. I didn’t have to worry about making a mess or if the project was perfect. I just focused on trying to make whimsical-looking scenery.

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I spread a thick layer of glue on the top part of the canvas, then I added the larger buttons. I glued the smaller buttons on top to fill in any holes. For the bottom part of the canvas, I spread another layer of glue, then I sprinkled the beads until the glue was no longer visible.

Here’s the finished canvas:

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This art project is a fun activity to do with children. My son enjoyed helping me paint and playing with the buttons. I can also see this as a fun project for a craft party. Imagine spending time with your friends laughing and creating art together.

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Simple Canvas Art

I love doing inexpensive canvas art. It gives me the opportunity to be creative and to spruce up the walls in my house. While I was shopping in Dollar Tree, I came across a section of wall stickers made by Main Street Wall Creations. They offer so many options for wall decorations, and all you have to do is peel and stick them onto a clean, dry surface.

I chose the “Keep Calm and Carry On” sticker because I love how I can apply the message to different situations in my life.

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Before applying the stickers, I painted a 16″x20″ stretched canvas with yellow acrylic paint.

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I waited a few hours to let the paint dry. Then I applied the stickers. Very simple!


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Newspaper Canvas Art

I did a canvas art project last year that did not turn out the way I wanted it to. So, I had to find some way to reuse the canvas because I didn’t want to throw it away and waste money. I saw so many great ideas online on how to reuse an old canvas, but the projects using newspaper stood out to me the most.

These are the supplies I used:

  • Newspaper
  • Mod Podge Glue (Matte)
  • 16″x20″ Canvas
  • Chipboard Letters
  • Dollar Store Flowers
  • Krylon Black Spray Paint
  • Glue Gun and Glue Sticks
  • Foam Paint Brush

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I started by cutting the newspaper into strips of various sizes. Then, I spread the Mod Podge over the canvas with a foam paint brush. Next, I placed the newspaper strips on top of the canvas and covered them with a thin coat of the Mod Podge.


While I let the canvas dry overnight, I decided to use chipboard letters to add a message and dollar store flowers to add some color. I spray painted the letters with black spray paint and hot glued them and flowers on the dried newspaper strips.


I enjoyed working on this project because it was fun and easy. It was a great opportunity to express myself, and I look forward to doing this project again using different objects.