A Dog of Many Colors Canvas
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A Dog of Many Colors Canvas

Age Range: 9-12
Craft Time: 60+ minutes
Messy Rating:
1 2 3 4 5
Uses Recycled Items: No
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Material List

  • Canvas
  • Craft SmartĀ® Acrylic Paint - Bright Yellow
  • Paint Brush
  • 3MĀ® Masking Tape
  • Pencil
  • Scissors
  • Ruler
  • Printable Pattern

Project Instructions

  1. Decide on eight colors desired for painting. Four are will be background colors and the other four will be used in painting the dogs, or any other desired design.
  2. Use a pencil and lightly draw lines, dividing canvas into four equal parts, as shown.
  3. Print or create your pattern and cut out. Trace lightly onto canvas; be sure to place the same image in the exact location in each square.
  4. Tape the squares with masking tape, following lines drawn in Step 2, and paint the background, leaving the design untouched. Paint one square at a time and let each dry completely before moving to the next square. Remove tape once all are dried.
  5. With your paintbrush, slowly outline the design in each square and then fill in with white paint. Let dry.
  6. Once white is dry, go back and paint the planned color over the white in each square. Let dry.
  7. More than one coat of color may be needed.


Use any pattern found online, in clip art or get creative with your own design!