Modern Wall Art

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This modern wall art project was lots of fun — and very frugal to make! Added bonus — no mess! Start with a few colored masking tape….

…and invite your child to stick pieces of masking tape on brightly colored paper. For Clara, this was a fun way to work on identifying colors!

Emily loves playing with tape, so this project was a big hit with her!

Next, add some color coding labels!

When the kids are finished with their masterpieces, arrange on the wall and display with pride! The girls loved seeing their artwork on display in our living room!!

Have fun!!

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  1. Beautiful – so vibrant! Thank you so much for linking up with the Play Academy today. I appreciate your support. We’re playing again on Friday August 13th – see you there?

    • You’re welcome, Cathy! It was so much fun to see what everyone else has been up to. Thanks for hosting! I’ll be back on the 13th for sure!

  2. The end result is very striking!

  3. That turned out really cute. Your ideas are always the best!

  4. Dear Valerie,

    I’m pretty sure that this is some sort of color blind test which I am failing. πŸ˜‰

    Since I can’t read it, I am going to assume that it says “I love daddy!”


    • I’m pretty sure it’s a list of demands that Clara wants met once she takes over the world and rules with an iron fist. I could be wrong, though…

  5. I love that!!

  6. Art my kids would have a hard time making messy. What’s not to love?

  7. Love it! So colorful and cheerful =)

  8. Love it! so bright and cheerful πŸ™‚

  9. Love your ideas but I gotta say… I always scroll down to see your husband’s comments. Too funny! πŸ™‚

  10. nice! I love how it turned out !!!

  11. Fantastic! I can’t wait to try this.

  12. Very modern and marvelous!

  13. PERFECTION. I have 4 kids between the ages of 5 and 8 months and this would be perfect for them. My two oldest love tape, my 2 year old could work on her shapes and colors and my baby could look at all the colors for hours!! YAY!!

  14. I just love how it turned out – so pretty, especially in the group. You really have an eye and imagination for amazing things that are simple and beautiful.

  15. The end result with ALL those pictures together is very pretty! it somehow makes it look like a masterpiece πŸ˜‰

  16. That looks great, and perfect for a variety of ages!!

  17. So cute and creative. Would you mind sharing where you found the colored masking tape?

    • We use colored masking tape quite a bit. They have it at Blick Art, but I’m pretty sure any art supply store would carry it. The masking tape is a lot less expensive than the painter’s tape, and they keep them in the same section. Usually the masking tape is on the bottom shelf. Hope this helps!!

  18. This would be a great activity to go with a lesson in contrasting colors.

    • I totally agree!! It would make for a fun classroom activity to put together a sort of modern”quilt”. Have fun!

  19. I really love this. For one, I love abstract wall art. I have my eye on a canvas painting at Walmart and you just gave me an idea to choose those colors in the painting and have the children create something. I still have the abstract paintings up that they did last summer and I’ve been thinking of inserting them into glass frames to make them permanent. I really love them. Right now they’re stuck onto construction paper (the painting is on clear vellium) and taped to the kitchen wall. Excellent artwork.

    • I think framing their artwork is such an excellent idea! I just replaced several of the photos we have on display at our house with lots of the girls’ artwork, and they are so happy (and proud) to see their work on display! Plus, it sends them the message that you really value their work. πŸ™‚

  20. Love this! I haven’t seen that type of tape. Where did you get it?

    • I can’t remember where these particular rolls came from, but it may have been Blick Art. You can also order colored masking tape just like this from Amazon — they have it in several colors!

  21. That looks fabulous!
    I was looking for thin masking tape. Where would I get something like that?

    • Hi Pat! Try Amazon for the colored masking tape — they have it in lots of colors, and you can buy a set of them or each roll individually. We use colored masking tape for lots of different projects, so it’s a nice no-mess art supply to have on-hand. Have fun!

  22. How great is that?! They look absolutely professional! This would be such a great alternative to my prior plan of turning my son loose with paint and a paintbrush. And I just LOVE the bright colors you used. Thanks for sharing … I’ve posted a link.

  23. too creative, too cute

  24. I’m new to your blog..I love all of your ideas that I’ve seen so far. I wish I were more of a creative mom like you are. πŸ™‚

  25. Looks fabulous!! And such bright colors. Where do you buy those colored papers? Ther are very bright!


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