As we evolve into the gift-giving season, I like to remind my children that it is important for them to be givers as well as receivers, and how much fun the process of giving can be.So here’s a cute little project we did a few years ago as Christmas gifts for Jeff’s dad, aka: Papa.
Using inexpensive craft canvas boards and acrylic paint, the kids painted sweet and simple self portraits. I drew basic pencil lines on the boards to keep the artwork consistent in layout, leaving an area at the bottom for names. We attached plate hanging hardware to the backs and they each wrapped their own.
The portraits now hang in their father’s old childhood bedroom at their Papa’s house and I just love seeing them whenever I visit.