It was Daddy’s birthday last week and for a while I had it in my head that it would be nice for Monkey to make him a special picture that he can take into his office. Monkey loves painting and there are lots of pictures around but I wanted to make one a bit special for his Daddy.
Then I saw a post from Iona at Redpeffer who used masking tape to make a masterpiece with paint, and an idea was struck.
I bought some masking tape and then set about taping a message onto a piece of paper with the idea that I could remove the tape after Monkey had had his fun with the paint. ( We tried something similar with wax crayons and watercolour paints a while back which wasn’t particularly successful!)
Can you see what it says yet? 😉
Then the day before Hub’s birthday I let Monkey loose with some paints, which he loves to do!
After the painting fun and before it got too dry I then set about peeling off the tape. I think I had left the tape on the paper for a bit too long ( acouple of days before we got round to painting :/) as it did peel the top layer of the paper off with it, but, overall it was pretty successful.
Monkey loved doing it and Daddy was really pleased with it and that is what counts 🙂
What a great idea, It’s great that monkey loves to get creative this looks like the perfect idea for a present. Popping by from Creative Mondays.
What a great idea, particularly as it encourages a bit of messiness and creativity.
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That is a gorgeous idea, and lots of fun for Monkey, too! x
Thanks Jocelyn, definitely good fun for Monkey 🙂 xx
Aww this is a great idea, and such a lovely picture 🙂 thanks for linking up #CreativeMondays
Great work 🙂 pinned and featuring this week t the blog hop 🙂 thanks for linking up #CreativeMondays
It looks great!! x
What a sweet and simple idea – really effective! We’ll be giving that a go too 🙂
Thank you and def give it a go, very simple but effective 🙂
What a great art! Love the idea and might use it soon too =) #LetKidsBeKids
Aw a lovely picture and a simple fun way to get creative.
Thanks for linking #LetKidsBeKids
Thanks Karen, I’m glad it worked tbh! Was lots of fun and daddy loved it 🙂 Xx
What a lovely way to create something and allow thier “creative” side to shine through. #letkidsbekids.
This is such a simple yet effective activity for young ones! I love it. I might try this out with a Christmas theme and have my son make some personalised gift wrap for our loved ones! Thanks for sharing this. #letkidsbekids
Ooh now that is a good idea! Hope it works well! 🙂 xx
Monkey’s picture is great. It’s fab that he can paint away to his hearts content and still show the word behind the tape #letkidsbekids
I’ve done this a few times, it’s such a simple but effective thing. looks fab
This is really cute! I’m sure both Monkey and Daddy were happy with the results 🙂
That’s great, what a lovely present for Daddy 🙂 #LetKidsBeKids
Great job Monkey – this looks awesome xx Hope your little sister’s behaving herself………. 🙂 #letkidsbekids
Great idea. I think this would work really well for Potato too. He just loves to make a mess and this is a lovely way to make a cute end result
Thank you for the kind mention! Yes, I found that the masking tape needs to be placed on and peeled off on the same day it’s used otherwise it can get tricky to release.
I’m so glad you had fun making it and that Daddy enjoyed receiving it 🙂
We used to do pictures like that at school, it was great fun. The Little ones have done something similar with just lines of tape, I wonder how creative we could get!! Well done Monkey, great job. #minicreations
Grace says – This is an AWESOME painting for your Daddy, Monkey. Well Done!! Sometimes Daddy’s need reminding their pretty cool and important too…..
Thanks for linking up to #minicreations