DIY Kid's Abstract Art (That Mom Will Actually Want to Hang)

By Kersey Campbell
This is an easy, kid-friendly art project that parents will actually love.

Moms love when their kids give them homemade art. It's adorable and sweet, but it's not always something she wants to hang on her living room wall. This Mother's Day, give mom some art she'll be happy to hang! This abstract art project will be fun for the kids to make and the outcome will actually look decent and not like a giant brown blob. Sounds pretty great, right? Let's get started!

1. Gather Your Supplies

Lay out your supplies.

For this art project, you'll need a canvas (size of your choice), acrylic paints, a paint brush, and a pencil. You'll also want to have a bowl of water for washing the brush out between colors and some paper towels to dry off the brush. Not necessary, but it definitely helps!

2. Prep For Painting

Mark your canvas for easy painting.

To make this project easier for kids, grab a pencil and mark the spots on the canvas you want painted in certain colors. You can use the paint by numbers method or you can use letters to help the kids distinguish where they should paint and what colors to use. It makes it so much easier and a lot more fun. Also, you get some say on how the painting turns out without the kid knowing.

3. Hand Your Little One a Paint Brush

Time to paint!

Now hand your little one a brush and the paint colors you chose and let him get to it! Just try not to leave them alone with the painting, or you might come back to some surprises.

4. Add a Fun Element

Add some polka dots for a fun element.

A fun way to change things up is to grab your pencil and use the eraser to stamp some polka dots with a contrasting color. The kids will love this part and you'll like what it does for your painting.

5. Get Your Painting Ready for Gifting

Get your painting ready for gifting.

Once you think the painting looks presentable for Mom, you're done! Let it dry and wrap it up for a special Mother's day gift. She'll love it!

About the Author

Kersey Campbell is the creative mama of one little guy and blogs daily over on And We Play – a site filled with DIYs for kids, products they love as a family, and their adventures in daily life.