For my daughter’s horse birthday party I wanted to do a fun little craft for the kids to take home as a party favor. Originally I was going to have the kids each paint a small wooden horse. It turns out those little wooden cutouts are hard to find in stores (cute ones anyway) and the ones on craft websites are pricey. I settled on getting small canvas boards and placing a horse silhouette on it before letting the kids paint them. All of the kids loved it and I even had a parent ask me to cut out tiaras for her daughter’s birthday party. I think this will be a craft for future parties as well.
- KNK Zing
- Standard Blade (Red Cap)
- Oracal 631
- Canvas panel
- Acrylic paint (multiple colors)
- Assorted brushes
- Force: 15
- Offset: .25
- Speed: 10/10
- Blade Height: 25 post-its
- Passes: 1
- Choose what object/font you want for the negative.
- Cut the file out of your vinyl.
- Place the vinyl on the canvas panel. Since my object was just a silhouette of a horse I used tweezers to transfer the vinyl.
- Paint the canvas however you want to paint it. I just gave each child a plate of paint and let them have at it.
- Before the paint fully dries carefully pull up the vinyl.
- You have your painted negative.
Also, here is the newest member of Team KNK, Rhett! I was actually due today but he decided to come into the world early!