Why buy holiday décor when you can have a blast creating your own? Better yet, create art with your kids and each piece of decorative art you hang with have memories of time spent together as well. Sweet Pea and I had a great time making these Glitter Snowflake Canvas Christmas Crafts for Kids. Sweet Pea loved being able to take creative license with the stormy sky and we both loved seeing the glitter snowflakes sparkle. Read on to see how to make these lovely canvases for your home too!
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- One 11″x14″ blank canvas
- Dark blue acrylic paint (any shade of dark blue)
- Light blue acrylic paint (any shade of light blue)
- Four Foam paintbrushes
- wood craft snowflakes (about 3 snowflakes per canvas)
- Silver glitter
- Craft glue
- Mod Podge– glossy (so the glitter snowflakes still sparkle)
- Hot glue gun (optional)
- Five bowls (two for paint, one for glitter, one for mod podge, one for craft glue)– we used disposable bowls for the paint and glue
How to Create the Canvases:
- So, check out how much fun this is! Set out two bowls with dark and light blue paint and let your kid paint the stormy blue sky. Just for fun, paint your own canvas at the same time.
- Let the paint dry.
- Pour the glitter in a bowl and stick everything in a shallow cardboard box so that the glitter won’t get too messy.
- ‘Paint’ each snowflake with the craft glue and then cover with glitter. As the snowflake is ‘glittered,’ set it aside to dry.
- In order to minimize glitter mess (because who wants glitter falling off the canvas and leaving a trail in the house), paint a generous coat of glossy mod podge on top of the glittered snowflake.
- Let the snowflakes dry.
- When both the snowflakes and painted canvases are done drying, use either craft glue or a hot glue gun to stick the snowflakes onto the canvas, simulating snow falling in a snowstorm.
Isn’t this pretty?
So, now these two beauties are hanging proudly in our kitchen and Sweet Pea loves to talk about how we made them.
I hope you can find the time to create art with your kids this holiday season too!
Thanks for reading and Happy Holidays!