Painted Canvas Bag Craft for Kids

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If you’re looking for a fun and easy DIY project to do with your kids, making a painted canvas bag using painter’s tape and acrylic paint is a great option. This project is perfect for kids of all ages, and the results are sure to impress. Not only is it a fun activity that will keep your kids entertained, but it also results in a personalized and unique gift that any mom, teacher or special person in your life will love.

Create a one-of-a-kind canvas bag that is perfect for gifting on Mother’s Day or any other special occasion. We’ll provide you with all the materials you need and step-by-step instructions that are easy to follow, even if you’re a beginner.

This project is not only easy and fun, but it’s also a great way to encourage your kids to get creative and experiment with different designs, shapes, and colors. The possibilities are endless, and your kids will love seeing their creations come to life on a canvas bag that they can use and enjoy for years to come. So, let’s get started on this fun and creative project!



Painted Canvas Bag Instructions

Step 1: Start by taping off any areas of the bag that you want to remain blank. You can create stripes, shapes, or any other design that you like. Make sure the tape is pressed down firmly to avoid any paint bleeding underneath. Place a piece of cardboard inside the bag. This helps prevent the paint from bleeding on to the other side and also help the paint adhere to the canvas betters

Step 2: Pour a small amount of acrylic paint onto a paper plate or bowls, and dip your paintbrush into the paint. Start by painting the one section in a single color. (my younger artists didn’t like this approach and that’s OK!). Once you have completed one section select another colour to the other sections.

Step 3: Paint within the taped-off areas of the bag. Make sure to paint in one direction, and avoid going over the same area multiple times. This will help prevent the paint from bleeding under the tape. This is great for even the youngest of artists because no matter how they paint it will look cool!

Step 4: Once the first coat of paint is dry, remove the painter’s tape while the paint is still slightly wet to avoid any peeling.

Step 5: Let the bag dry completely before using or gifting it.

Perfect Mother’s Day or Teacher Gift Idea

This project is perfect for kids to get creative with, and it’s a great way to personalize a gift for mom or any special person in your life. You can also experiment with different designs, shapes, and colors to make each bag unique. So, gather your supplies and start creating your own painted canvas bag today!

Age Suitability

This craft is good for toddlers aged children 2 years old and up.

Mess Level

The mess level for this craft is low.

Difficulty to Create 


Skills Developed

Language development, shape recognition, color recognition, hand-eye coordination, fine motor skills, imaginative play, creativity.

Toddler and Preschooler Curriculums, Books & TV Show!

Play2Learn Toddler & Preschool Programs for Curious Toddlers

There is no limit to your toddler’s energy and curiosity. That energy and curiosity although a joy can be challenging at times. Their interest in just about everything around them is what makes them great learners. One and two year olds can soak up so much just from their senses!

But as a teacher or parent that thirst for learning can be exhausting. That is why I created this toddler and preschooler program. To help you get the most out of this time with your curious toddler without having to come up with creative ways to play and interact with them.

Play2Learn for Toddlers includes 20 Units for toddlers. Each 2-week toddler unit has 20 super easy to set up and engaging activities for toddlers 18 months to 3 years.

Play2Learn Preschool which includes 20 Units for preschoolers. Each 2-week preschoolers unit has 20 unique and easy to set up and engaging activities for preschoolers 3 years to 5 years. That’s over 800 learning activities for your toddler and preschooler at your fingertips! So many ideas you and your child will never be bored again! 

These toddler and preschool lesson plans and activities will definitely keep you and your toddler and preschooler busy playing and learning!

Click here for more information: Play2Learn

Designed for toddlers 18 months and up.

Book: Exciting Sensory Bins for Curious Kids

Did you know I wrote a book of sensory bins? Click here for more information Exciting Sensory Bin for Curious Kids. Or grab your copy at Amazon

Boring afternoons are made exciting with awesome animal-based bins, like Salty Shark Bay or Yarn Farm. Pretend play bins like Birthday Cake Sensory Play or Bubble Tea Party encourage creativity and imagination. And your kids will have so much fun they won’t even know they’re getting smarter with STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and math) activities like Sink or Float Soup, Magnetic Letter Hunt or Ice Cream Scoop and Count.

Designed for toddlers 18 months and up.

Book: Super STEAM Activity Book for Kids

Learning all about science, technology, engineering, art, and math sets kids up for scholastic success―and it can be so much fun! Watch kids enjoy building STEAM skills as they color friendly fish, help water find its way to tree roots, solve math problems with mazes, and more. 

Find out more and grab your copy here.

Designed for preschoolers 3 years old and up.

Book: Big Book of Riddles for Kids

Riddle me this: What’s an exciting way to practice critical thinking while having a blast? The Big Riddle Book for Kids, of course! From hilarious puns to tough brain teasers, kids can build problem-solving skills with hundreds of riddles that show them how to think outside the box.

  • 350 riddles for kids—Have hours of fun with riddles, puns and jokes, and math and logic puzzles that’ll get their wheels turning!
  • Level up their skills—Riddles get trickier as kids progress through the book, challenging them as they get better at solving puzzles!
  • Double-check their work—Kids can check their answers in the back of the book with a handy answer key.

Help children expand their minds while having fun with this puzzle book for kids!

Designed for kids ages 6 years old and up.

TV Show: Curious Crafting

I’m so excited to share my crafting TV show Curious Crafting which launched in July 2022 on TVOkids and TVOkids YouTube! Season 2 airs in the summer of 2023! We were also nominated in 2023 for Best Live Action Preschool Series by the Youth Media Alliance Awards of Excellence.

Set in the ultimate crafting space, Curious Crafting is a short form pre-school age series about the joy of making crafts. I lead a rotating cast of adorable little preschoolers (including my own) making magic out of common household objects.

In each episode we transform recycled items into magical crafts like a milk carton school bus, paper bag puppet or cotton pad turtle. The crafters learn and laugh their way through each activity while demonstrating what their young imaginations can create. 

Curious Crafting shares the adventure and joy of making art with takeaway lessons for creating crafts at home.

This show designed for toddlers and preschoolers 2.5 years old and up. 


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