A Rainbow of Tiny Fingers ~ Playroom Wall Art Decor

This would be the last of the playroom wall art for awhile, as there are no more walls left to fill! {at least until I get the jitters to change it up again} I had something completely different in mind when I started this project but ended with this, which I simply adore. It brings a touch of color and whimsy to the playroom walls and my little guy got to get his hands into the mix and help create this memorable piece of art.

I began with a 24X30 blank canvas which I simply sprayed with a good coat of black spray paint. I did not give this a base coast as I did with the last piece of playroom art, however the finish was just fine and I was still able to sand and distress the edges, just not as much.

While the canvas was drying I cut sixteen ’tiles’ from a piece of lightweight MDF. I used a circular saw to cut these and it did chew the edges up just a bit which was ok for this project, though if I were to do it again I would probably use a jigsaw. Each tile was then sanded with a pad sander to round the corners and give them a smooth finish.
Each tile then got a base coat of Antique White acrylic paint
Then we got busy making a huge gigantic mess! I am surprised at how well my little guy got into the hand printing. He did a fabulous job and we were able to do all the colors in one sitting. They may not appear perfect, but they certainly are in my eyes.
Definitely not a ~green~ project with the excessive use of Huggies wipes and paper towels!
A T-Square was then used to measure and line all the tiles up. I used two different methods to attach the tiles; Some were attached with rubber cement and others simply with a glue gun. They all seem very well secured right now but only time will tell which method is better.

I think this would be so cute to do as an ongoing project with your kiddies ~ say one a month for the first year ~ how cute would that be! Enjoy!

                  

Comments

  1. I LOVE this idea and am totally going to do this with my boys. Thanks for this fun project idea!

  2. cool! That’s pop art at its crafty best! And a nice souvenir for your little guy in years to come. Great idea!

  3. I just found your blog…and I have to say…I love…love…LOVE this art!

  4. This is so cute and bright! I love it. Thanks for sharing the picture of the wipes too…kinda funny!

  5. That would be so cute in a playroom! I’d love to see what you put on the other walls too! Thanks so much for the link!

    Andy
    Poppies at Play

  6. Another great idea!

  7. Very fun idea and I’m sure your little guy loved making it! :-) Have a good weekend.

  8. You are brave! It is so cute! I love all of the colors.

  9. so cute!

  10. This wall art idea is sooooo AWESOME…I will be sure to pass it on to friends and family with small children. Hope you have a FUN weekend:)

    Blessings,
    Linda

  11. Very, very creative! I think this is a definite keeper for many long years to come. It’s really NEAT…

    XO,

    Sheila :-)

  12. I love your wall art. Especially since it’s so perosnal to you. What a creative idea. Love it.

    Thank you for visiting junkblossoms. I hope you’ll come back often. We love company.

  13. What a great original neat idea, Stephanie. I wish I thought about that when my kids were small. You sure are very talented and creative. Thank you so much for dropping by…Christine

  14. That is so creative. Too bad my kids are teenagers and older – I don’t see them getting into making handprints any more.

  15. Being Green is overrated ;) This would be really cute in my classroom! I want to try it with my kids in class. Thanks for sharing.
    mythriftytreasures.blogspot.com

  16. Very cute idea!

  17. Love this idea. Think I’ll try a version of it with my boys for our play room. Cringing at the mess already. Hee hee! Thanks for the fun inspiration!

  18. oh, i LOVE that idea!! i am in the adoption process and i hadn’t thought of capturing her little parts in ways other than photography. so exciting! thanks for the idea!

  19. I adore kiddos hand and foot prints… what a great wall art idea. Thanks for joining the Power of Paint Party (POPP).

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  21. This is such a creative & awesome idea!! I have been looking for something to add to my grandkid’s room & I think this may be the perfect project. Thanks for the great idea!!

  22. I don’t think I was following your blog in January, so I didn’t see this project. I love it!!! So cute. I ♥ anything that has my kid’s hand prints on it. :) Thanks for the idea.

    Blessings!
    -Sarah

  23. I am going to get off the computer and go do this right now. I love this idea.

  24. This is such a great idea!

  25. This is a really cute idea. I love decor that involves making it with children! I really really like it!

  26. CUTE. I’ve always wanted to do this on actual tiles in a kids bathroom. aw man, can’t believe i just gave away my secret! ;) nice job.

  27. One a month, ever month for the first year…GENIUS! And I’m SO doing that for my firstborn’s nursery. :)

  28. Stephanie-
    i came across your post after clicking thru several other blogs and i’m so glad i did! i let out a little scream of excitement when i saw this! we have a playroom in process and i LOVE this!!!!! so going to make it today!

  29. That is an interesting craft in order to record the past of time. Having children is something that I want to do some day.
    Thanks a lot for this brilliant idea

  30. stephanie do you think 1/4 inch ply wood would be ok to use in place of MDF board? Or would it be too heavy and rip the canvas?

  31. I am a toddler teacher always looking for cute & creative kid friendly art. I will be doing this with my kids at school, as well as with my own munchkins at home.

    BTW ~ just discovered your site at 10pm last night and am obsessed! I have about a dozen pojects I would like to do for the holidays!

        

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