Candie Cooper from Candie Cooper's Journal for Plaid Enterprises
If your kid digs dinosaurs, then it's
time for a little paleo paint fun! This project mixes paint, coloring,
Mod Podge, and sand to create a unique painting.
I found the large dino stickers at the
dollar store and the sand at the craft store. You'll also need a blank
board surface, FolkArt paints, Mod Podge and paintbrushes.
Base coat the board green and use a
hair dryer to dry it fast! Add swirls with blue and purple fingerprints
anywhere on the board. FolkArt paint is non-toxic so it's ok if it gets
The background got to be a little busy,
so I washed over the top with green paint and water to mute it. Once it
was dry, I added the dino stickers.
It needed a little something after I
dulled the color. The Cray-pas were just the right touch. Color and
doodle over the top of the board to add texture. Seal the piece with Mod
Podge using a sponge brush.
After the first layer of Mod Podge is
dry, paint the edge with it and drizzle sand on top. I also added glass
marbles to the painting with Mod Podge.
You can hang it on the wall or perch it
on an easel. By the way, I let the tails of the dinosaurs hang off the
edge to make it look like they were climbing onto the board (plus it felt a
little mean to hack off their tails).