March 31, 2012

Paint a Shower Curtain Mural

We just started our Spring Break and the kids are already itching for something to do.  Today's activity was fun and super inexpensive (I'm talking $1!!).   While my son played downstairs, the girls and I created this fun Spring mural on a shower curtain.  We had a good time painting it and now our bathroom has been spruced up with a touch of Spring.

Check it out...


And here's how our "canvas" started out...


That's right, we used a cheap shower curtain liner from the Dollar Store.  ( I'm sure you could upgrade to a fabric one or a heavier weight one, but this worked great for us and we can afford to make new ones whenever we want!)


I just spread out an old sheet on the floor, spread out the shower curtain liner, and we got to work.  We used a bunch of acrylic paints I had on hand and painted on a whole Spring scene ~ a tree, birds, butterflies, bumblebees, flowers, caterpillars and even a hummingbird!  To personalize our mural, I painted on a "carved" heart with the kids' names on it.


Here's a few "close-ups" of the details.


Isn't it cheery?  It really brightens up our bathroom and the kids love it (and I do too!).  Every time my youngest daughter comes out of the bathroom she says, "That just makes me happy".  At just $1, I know we'll be making more for each season and for different themes.



26 comments:

  1. What a great idea! Looks wonderful!

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  2. This is brilliant! Would be cute with Hand prints made into animals and stuff too!

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  3. So cute! My daughter would just love this!

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  4. This is so neat! Great idea!!

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  5. Adorable! Want to try this with a fabric shower curtain if I can find a super cheap one! :)

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  6. wow, what a super clever idea, awesome project - you have little buddin artists, I'd say!

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  7. Yes ! LOVE this ! and pinned it ! thanks for the idea !

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  8. This is awesome! I've been looking for fun ideas to keep my kids entertained during Spring Break. They would love this! Thanks for sharing!

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  9. That is a lovely idea, I wonder if you could do it with water based paints and then it would wash off each time you showered and you could do a new one on the same curtain (can you tell I'm just trying to be a cheap skate!)

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  10. I'm inspired! You could do this with normal curtains for windows too. Sweet!

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  11. Super cute! We may have to do that. We'll end up with a skateboard park design from my oldest son and random scribbles and foot prints from the youngest. ha!

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  12. I loved this idea so much I tried it with my kids. Take a look at my site to see the results. http://www.thechaoticmum.com/making-showering-fun/

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  13. doesn't the acrylic paint chip off? i'm making a shower curtain for a close friend who is very hard on shower curtains. i'd like to collage one, any suggestions?

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    1. Actually, the acrylic paint held up just fine. If you do it on a sturdy curtain, you shouldn't have any problems. (Our cheap curtain started to rip in places way before we had any troubles with paint)

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  14. Hi Laura, I’m Anne from Life on the Funny Farm (http://annesfunnyfarm.blogspot.com), and I’m visiting from the Kids Activities Blog Hop.

    What a great idea! This came out really cute, and I ove that your kids had a hand in it. Happy New Year!

    Anyway, thanks for posting this. If you’ve never visited yet, I hope you can pop by my blog sometime to say hi…

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  15. How cute! I love everything that's personalized. I think the best part here is that, she enjoyed painting it. It's fun, and at the same time, productive!

    - Amy Ironside

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  16. Her painting skills are perfect for my personalized folders that I hand out to my preschool students! Thanks!

    Sara Spurson

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