Masking Tape Canvas Art for Kids

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I have such a fun and easy project for you today – masking tape canvas art for kids! Your kids are going to love it – and even toddlers, too! Grady’s not quite 3 and he did a fantastic job with this masking tape canvas art project.

Masking Tape Canvas Art

Masking Tape Canvas Art Project


  • Canvas – any size will do. I happened to have an 8×10 in my craft box waiting to be used.
  • Masking Tape or Painters Tape
  • Paint – any colors you choose. I limited my toddler to yellow, blue, green, and white.
  • Paint supplies – brushes, paint cups, water cups, newspaper, etc. – I repurposed the Earth’s Best Baby Food Jars and Lids that I received as an Earth’s Best Blogger to hold my paint and water.

Canvas Art for Kids  - Repurpose baby food jars as paint cups

Canvas Art for Kids - use baby food jars for water and the lids for paint

How – To

  • Set up your painting area. This is especially important when you’re painting with toddlers. I set everything up while Grady had a snack.
  • Pre-tape your letter. I made a letter G for Grady. Afterwards, I realized it probably would have looked better if I did it with all straight lines instead of trying to make it curved. Next time!
  • Let your kid paint! Just have them paint all over the canvas.
  • Let dry.
  • Peel off paint to reveal your letter.
  • Touch up as needed. Once it dries completely, you may want to go back in with white paint and touch up where any colored paint bled through the tape.

Canvas Art for Kids - toddler painting

Canvas Art for Kids - toddler painting

Canvas Art for Kids - toddler painting

Canvas Art for Kids - toddler painting

Canvas Art for Kids - toddler painting

What are your favorite canvas art for kids projects? I have a few more canvases to use!

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  1. so smart…put the tape on for a specific design then let them totally make a mess but when the tape comes off it looks brilliant(i’m thinking of my kiddos) thanks!

  2. Laura P says:

    Love this idea! I’m keeping this one in my pocket to use when little girl is old enough. It would even be fun for a little one and finger painting!

  3. krystal rivera says:

    what an awesome idea!!!!! thanks im using this saturday for my sons bday party its sensory themed so this is great!

  4. Love this. I’ve been wanting to do tape-resist art with my toddler. Looks so great when complete.

    I would love it if you would come link up on our Artsy Play Wednesday linky.

  5. Michelle F. says:

    such a cute idea!

  6. I love the baby jar idea! I’m thinking about doing something similar with canvas soon. Love that idea!

  7. The canvas tape art idea is so cool! I am definitely going to do this with my son. I love easy craft ideas.

  8. Such a great kids craft idea… I will have to try this with my niece!

  9. Such a cute idea!! They could do all kinds of letters or shapes with the tape..can’t wait to try this!

  10. I am getting ready to make some art like this for my living room. So easy and you can really make cool designs.

  11. carissa joslyn says:

    Love this idea, I think i might try this today when my son wakes up! I think he’d love it, and I’d get another awesome piece of Artwork to put on my walls! 😀
    thanks for the wonderful idea!

  12. Michelle F. says:

    cute idea!

  13. I am always looking for new things that I can do with my three year old. He would totally love this idea! What I love most is that this sort of project can be something you keep for years hanging up in your home. I could even do this with my 18 month old. Such a great idea!

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