Using the method I did on Canvas #2 and adding in 10 homeschooled kids ages 4-13, we got down with our spray paint selves at my house recently. But I added in the surprise element of contact paper for making shapes and some used that option.
Some of the kids went for sayings straight to the point
Some were profound
And some were… umm… free form
And some were slightly disturbing
Daniél had the idea to cut out the sticker letters so her son could plan out the layout in advance
Some of the class participants started with an old canvas but some painted the background of a new canvas to get the exact look they wanted. They did this with success except in one case. One girl walked in with a painting she did with the intention of covering it up… and I wouldn’t let her. I gave her an old painting I had instead. I mean, really. Look at this.
After we got the letters on the canvases, a few commented that they looked great with just the black sticker letters. And they did. But we pushed through with the spray paint and when we removed the stickers, we realized that the black letters looked great but the paint-on-paint letters looked AMAZING. Here is a sampling.
We spray painted outside because 10 kids with spray paint in my house? Not going to happen. But while I was walking through the yard with a can of spray paint in my hand I thought, why not?