DIY Mini Masterpieces (For a Rainy or Hot Day)

We’ve been staying inside as if it were rainy. But it’s not; it’s just hot.

Are you staying inside, too? (Or are we the only wimps?)

Either way, if you need an inside activity, we’ve found the best art project for all ages.

Mini Canvas and Easels

So our new favorite art project is using mini canvas and easel sets. We got ours at Hobby Lobby but you can make your own with this mini easel tutorial.

The miniature size provide the perfect size blank slate for artistic expression.

What art medium can you use with these?




Try different artistic styles – look in your kid art books for ideas.

Then play . . .

doll museum,

art exchange

art gallery opening

Would your kids like this, too?

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  1. says

    I love your mini masterpieces! Where did you find the tiny easels? My oldest just bought 4 of those small cardboard canvases plus a ton of other sizes at the art store but these were the first ones she used.

    I just sent her a sleepaway camp package and I found these tiny art papers, the size of 2x business cards, that they call “art cards.” I think she will like those too and it’s fun to paint on small sizes so that your painting is completed quickly.


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