When we were expecting Liam, people from all over the world sent us dinosaur artwork to add to a large dinosaur collage wall in the nursery. With Lila we’re going with an owl theme. This time around it’s been so much fun creating lots of different owl artwork with Liam to hang in his baby sister’s room. We’re not doing a crazy amount of artwork the same way we did with Operation Geekling Dinosaur Project this time or anything, but since Liam loves getting crafty with me, we’ve been making things together to hang in Lila’s room. (And we love the owl art that Katie and Dayna made for us – thank you!)
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Not only do stenciled paintings on canvas look awesome, they’re the PERFECT project for toddlers. I could let Liam go wild with paint and still end up with a specific image, too. The finished result was a clean image in white (since we used white canvases) and Liamâ€™s masterful painting all around it.
We did two projects using the stencil method: a WordPress logo canvas as a gift for Lucas since he’s a WordPress developer, and then several different owls in pinks and purples to hang up in baby Lilaâ€™s room. Here’s how we did it!
Though we update the blog at least once a week with our 52 Collages project, it’s been awhile since we’ve had just a regular old blog post. It’s been a magical couple of weeks home on winter break, and we spent a lot of time crafting for various projects (both Christmas gift related and baby Lila related) and getting ready for baby Lila’s arrival next month.
When all was said and done, we made six different projects in addition to baking and decorating Christmas cookies together or just coloring. From tree toppers and mustache Christmas tree shirts to canvas stencil paintings, frames, and hand print owls… we had fun getting messy! Here’s our round up of …