This canvas is really easy to make and worth the mess! Whether you want to create a bedroom door sign or a thank you message to our key workers, this is a great way to let the kids unleash their creative side for 30 minutes.

Take a look at the steps below to give it a go.  We’d love to see what you make – send them through to

You will need:

  • A canvas, or a thick piece of card.
  • Washi tape.  If you don’t have this you can use thin strips of masking tape.
  • Scissors.
  • Acrylic paints.
Step 1.

Create a message or design with the tape. (You might need to ask an adult to help you with this bit).

Step 2.

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This is the fun bit!  Dip the palm of your hand in acrylic paint and paint the canvas/card.  Let your imagination go wild, you can create any pattern you want with this!

Step 3.

Once the paint is dry, carefully peel off the tape to reveal your design!