Give that boring corkboard a makeover with washi tape and some acrylic paint! A fun kids craft and great for adults too! Easy step by step tutorial.
Complete step by step instructions and video tutorial below!
Making fun kids crafts with my kids is one of my favorite types of crafts. I love looking at their cute smiley faces when they look at what they made. The "I made that!" feeling can't be beat!
Last week we painted some cork boards and I let the kids do it all. These painted cork boards are super cute and a lot of fun to make.
Supplies Used to Make Painted Cork Board
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Prepping the Cork Board for Paint
We started out with simple Cork Foam Boards. These are great because they are lightweight.
We then dug into my washi tape supplies and pulled out some of my less favorite patterns. We were just going to be painting over it, so no reason to use the cute stuff.
We also grabbed the painter's tape because it is a little bit wider so we could have some variance in the line widths.
I explained to my 10-year-old daughter that we were going to put the tape all over the board, paint over it and then remove the tape to show fun shapes and patterns, and she was super excited.
She had a lot of fun putting tape EVERYWHERE!
You'll want to quickly go over all of the tapes and make sure that it is securely pushed down on the board. If it isn't, the paint will sneak under and you won't get the nice straight lines.
Painting a Cork Board
We pulled out the crate of acrylic paints and let her pick her colors.
I love the bright colors that she chose. You will also need at least one foam brush. We actually used several so we wouldn't have to wash in between. We simply cleaned all of the brushes when she was finished painting.
Then you paint. You can paint in patterns or random. Honestly, no matter how you do it, it is going to look awesome when it is finished.
When the paint is completely dry, remove the tape and your masterpiece is revealed!
Painted Wood Pins
To add to the cork board I also let them paint some push pins to match their board. These wood push pins are just asking to be painted! Poke them into a styrofoam block to make them easier to paint.
Using a paint brush paint the push pins with a color that will match their pin boards.
Can you see that "I made that!" look? She's so proud of her masterpiece and that just makes my heart happy.
What crafts have you made with your kids?
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