Painted Negative Party Favor

painted negative

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.



  • Force:  15
  • Offset:  .25
  • Speed:  10/10
  • Blade Height:  25 post-its
  • Passes:  1


  1.  Choose what object/font you want for the negative.
  2.  Cut the file out of your vinyl.                     zing cutouts
  3.  Place the vinyl on the canvas panel.  Since my object was just a silhouette of a horse I used tweezers to transfer the vinyl.       vinyl on canvas
  4.  Paint the canvas however you want to paint it.  I just gave each child a plate of paint and let them have at it.
  5.  Before the paint fully dries carefully pull up the vinyl.
  6.  You have your painted negative.           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!                    edited_shrunk_IMG_8389_3981

5 thoughts on “Painted Negative Party Favor

  1. That is a great craft project, no matter what there skill level they end up with a great finished product. Rhett is adorable, don’t know how you found the time to post!

  2. What a great project!!! Oh, I´m in love with this baby! Welcome and blessings!!!

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