Young At Heart Mommy: Kid's Craft: Painter's Tape + Crayola Paint Name Art

Mar 31, 2014

Kid's Craft: Painter's Tape + Crayola Paint Name Art


When I first started Young At Heart Mommy it was an outlet for me to share my day to day moments as a stay at home mom. I spent a lot of time making crafts, baking goodies, and learning how to keep my little one entertained through creativity. One of the very first posts I published was titled "Painter's Tape & Finger Paint" which featured a kid-friendly art project. After seeing a friend and fellow mommy post this idea on her Facebook I decided to try it also. To this day it remains one of my most popular posts I have pinned and I decided to give it a little "sprucing" up. It's simple, fun, and a great activity to do with your children. It also only takes a few supplies, most of which you probably have at home already. This has to be one of the most affordable and EASY little projects out there!

You will need the following:
  • White painting canvas or poster board
  • Painter's Tape
  • Crayola Washable Kid's Paint
  • Paintbrush
  • Scissors & tweezers (optional but helpful!)


Using the painter's tape spell your child's name or nickname across the white canvas. For the letters that had round sides I used scissors to smooth the hard edges out and give them a more natural shape. A handheld corner rounder can also be used if you have one on hand. Make sure the tape is secure by patting it down so there are no openings. You don't want any paint seeping through the cracks. 


Have your child use different colors of paint to decorate and design their canvas. The whole idea is to make sure that every white area is covered by color.


Let the painting begin....


Painting over the blue tape is okay too! This is going to be removed and thrown away once you are finished. It's better to get your paint as close to the edges of tape as possible so your letters are sharp and defined when it is peeled off.


Remove the tape while the paint is still tacky. Otherwise, the longer it dries the harder it will be to peel away. 


The easiest way to remove the painter's tape is to use a pair of tweezers. Lift the tape as you go and peel each piece back slowly to prevent any wet paint from splattering onto the white areas.


You can use a q-tip or thin paintbrush dabbed in water to clean up any messy edges. If you used washable Crayola paint it will be very easy to remove any unwanted splatters or streaks. Once the canvas is dry hang it in your child's bedroom or playroom to display their beautiful work of art!


Do you have any creative ways to incorporate painter's tape into your art projects or crafts?


46 comments :

  1. You should have her set up her own Etsy shop and sell those. I am being totally serious, too. It came out AWESOME and I would totally pay for one for each of my boys. Mostly because I am tool lazy to ever have them make their own LOL.

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    1. Ok that made me laugh... I am the same way and I hate messy.

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  2. ok that's a really great idea. i love it. nothing more personal for a kid than their own art!

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  3. OMG so cute I totally want to do this for myself...I may or may not include my kids lol

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  4. Now that's a great idea! My daughters would love to do that art project and hang it on their wall.

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  5. That is fantastic and I do have corner rounders. This came out so cute!!!

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  6. I really want to do this with my 3 year old son! I think it'd be great for him because he likes to paint and even though he cannot write his own name yet, he can still have something he made with his name on it!

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  7. That is too cool! It's your kids art but also art that looks amazing to display!

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  8. This turned out wonderful, I really like it

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  9. I wonder how straight and perfect my letters would come out.. you did good. I think this could be a good gift idea for a child... Prep all the supplies and put a bow on it.

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  10. That is so cute! I love how her art came out. Beautiful.

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  11. Wow, that came out really great! It looks so perfect! I would love to do this with my daughter. She's only 2 so I'm sure it's going to be a mess!

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  12. What a great idea. It looks amazing. I have to give you credit for your tape letters, too. Mine would look terrible.

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  13. Oh this is way too cute! I love how it turned out!!!

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  14. What a FUN project! I'd love to do this on canvas with my son.

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  15. Ok, that is just too cute! That reverse look is awesome. I would have never thought to do this!

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  16. That is so neat and easy too! I am going to see if each of the boys want to make one for their room.

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  17. That's very creative! Love the idea to use the tape and different colors!

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  18. My husband was a painter for years. I never thought of using the painter's tape for anything other then boring old painting.

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  19. What a cute and fun idea. I'll have to give this a try with the boys.

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  20. So cute! I want to do these for my kids room, it is a great way to incorporate their creativity!

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  21. What a fabulous idea! I love being able to let the kids loose on crafts like this.

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  22. That is beautiful and what a great (and looks like easy) idea to do for fun and for decorating a child's room.

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  23. I need to try this with my son! Not only would he enjoy it, but it would make for nice decor in his room. :) Awesome idea!

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  24. What a fun and creative kids art project! I already have all the supplies needed at my house...we will definitely try it out as our next rainy day project! It looks GREAT! Thanks for sharing :-)
    -Janel C. http://www.amomstake.com

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  25. What a great idea! This will be a great activity to do with the kiddos!

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  26. I wish I had time to do fun crafts with my kids. Hopefully soon!!

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  27. I love this idea for art project. Im adding it today.

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  28. That is such a cute personalized craft! I love it!

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  29. I love this! It's so colorful and I love that it can be personalized.

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  30. What a great way to get the kids involved with something you know they're going to love. I think this is cool.

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  31. That is so cute! I love how bright and colorful it turned out.

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  32. I love hands on activities for kids. This is so simple yet incredibly fun!

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  33. I want to try this with my son! Such a super cute idea

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  34. What a super cute craft. I need to show my daughter this, she would have a blast doing it.

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  35. That turned out so cute! What an easy kids craft!

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  36. This is so much easier than trying to get them to stay in the lines. I love this idea!

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  37. What a great idea and a beautiful craft! I'm always looking for new ideas for crafts to do with my kids!

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  38. What a beautiful craft! I totally want to do this with my 2 year old and my 9 year old. I love how easy it looks to be!

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  39. We're doing this next week with my soon-to-be 3 year old! Already on the calendar! I love things like this.

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  40. What a neat idea! I think my teen would even dig this craft.

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  41. My daughters would love this! Such a creative idea yet so simple and easy to do. We will definitely be giving this a try soon.

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  42. What a cute craft! I really love how colorful it turned out.

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  43. Now this is something my three kids would all have fun doing. I, on the other hand, have not bought a new dining room table for their love of painting has ruined the hand me down dining room table. No matter how I try to protect it. I will have to give this a shot, would be fun making signs for their bedrooms!

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  44. Smart idea! It looks so great. I don't know why I never thought to use painters tape. We now have a bunch from painting our house.

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  45. I have never used painters tape in any craft projects, but after reading this post I'd love to give it a try. Thank you for sharing this craft post.

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