Easy DIY Wall Art for Kids {craft}

EmilyI’m happy to introduce you to Emily.

Emily is a young mom of two adorable children and has a love of crafting, photography, decorating and enjoying the simple life. She blogs at Remodeling This Life and if you haven’t read her beautifully written posts about everyday living, you need to head over there right after reading this post! She always inspires me:-)

Now I’ll hand it over to Emily and her awesome idea!


DIY Wall Art

I found myself armed with an old canvas, lots of scrapbook paper and some mod podge so I decided to make some wall art for my daughter’s room. I wanted to do something whimsical and fun but my 5 year old can draw better than I can, so I had to find something online to help me. I discovered these templates at Martha Stewart’s website. There was one for an owl and one for an elephant.

We all know Amy loves owls, and you don’t know this, but I will tell you now that I love elephants. So it seemed the perfect project to do and share here today.

This could not be easier to do. The craft at Martha Stewart called for using art board. I had canvases so I used those instead. You can get canvases at goodwill usually because people paint on them, hate the painting and then give it away. It doesn’t matter if there is something ugly painted on the canvas. You are covering it all up and making it new again.

  1. I started by putting scrapbook paper as my background. Had these been blank canvases, I wouldn’t have had to do that and they’d look a little less busy, but that’s okay.
  2. Then I used the templates that I linked to above to cut out my owl and elephant parts. If you are smart, which I am not, your animals won’t be backwards when you do this. Mine were, but that’s okay. My elephant is facing the wrong way. You probably never would’ve known if I hadn’t told you.
  3. When you have all your parts, start laying them out how you want them, then put mod podge on the back of each piece, then mod podge over the top of it so it’s secured to your canvas forever.
  4. Now you just have to do a couple coats of mod podge over the whole thing and let it dry.

In less than an hour, you’ll have cute art to hang in your child’s room!

Thanks Emily! I love the owl!! Be sure to visit Emily atRemodeling This Life for more inspiration.

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About Amy Locurto

Amy is a creative mom of two and graphic designer. When she's not working on Living Locurto, she's busy designing Printable Party Supplies and working on I Heart Faces, her photography blog. Find Amy on Facebook, Google+, Pinterest, and Instagram.


  1. It looks great.. which is amazing considering it’s so easy to make. Great idea.
    .-= Gavin´s last blog ..Martha Stewart’s Vertical Garden =-.

  2. What a great use for those templates, I love this! Thanks so much for sharing, I’ll be linking.
    .-= Rachel´s last blog ..Gift Box Roundup =-.

  3. @luv_ideas @LoveFeast @livinglocurto @SaraEisMe @kimkravitzphoto thanks for linking my DIY art project! http://bit.ly/3V1Q0l

  4. How cute Emily!! This is nice and easy……..just what I can handle! LOL

    .-= TidyMom´s last blog ..Drop In & Decorate {Cookies=Smiles} =-.

  5. don't miss seeing the cute wall art I made for my kids http://bit.ly/3V1Q0l

  6. That is so cute Emily! I love it!
    .-= melissa @ the inspired room´s last blog ..DIY: Book Pages Wreath =-.

  7. Super cute for kid's room! RT @livinglocurto Love this idea by @remodelthislife http://bit.ly/3V1Q0l

  8. cool stuff 🙂 RT @livinglocurto: Easy DIY Wall Art for Kids! A very fun guest post by @remodelthislife http://bit.ly/3V1Q0l

  9. These are awesome! I’ve had this exact thing on my to-do list for awhile and now I really want to do it!
    .-= Alison@This Wasn’t In The Plan´s last blog ..What I Made Wednesday: Jar Mix Gifts =-.

  10. Fabulous Emily, I love it! I’m sure the kids do too!
    .-= Kimm at Reinvented´s last blog ..Stylish and Sticky: A TapeSwell Giveaway! =-.

  11. RT @livinglocurto: Easy DIY Wall Art for Kids! A very fun guest post by @remodelthislife http://bit.ly/3V1Q0l

  12. Thanks for this post. I have some fabric scraps and was hoping to make something similar for my daughter’s room. I’ve been putting it off because I just wasn’t sure where to start. Love this idea and the owl is perfect!!

  13. Beautiful!
    .-= Screwed Up Texan´s last blog ..It was the Pits =-.

  14. Easy DIY Wall Art for Kids http://bit.ly/3V1Q0l

  15. Love this idea. The owl is very cute and girly. But totally in love with the elephant! Especially the green background, makes it look classic. Thnaks for sharing!

  16. What a great idea!! Luv it! I’m going to put it in my Fancy Ava’s room possibly!!
    .-= LoveFeast Table´s last blog ..Home For Thanksgiving =-.

  17. Thanks Emily! I’m excited to have you over here today:-)


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