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?


  1. says

    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.

  2. says

    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!

  3. says

    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.

  4. says

    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!

  5. says

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

  6. says

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

  7. says

    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.

  8. says

    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!

  9. says

    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!

  10. says

    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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