Colour Block Painting

Painting a canvas using colour blocking techniques creates DIY wall art you can hang anywhere. Personalize the colour block art with your favourite saying, too!

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  • Crayola Acrylic Paint
  • Crayola Paint Brush
  • Permanent Markers
  • Painter's Tape
  • Canvas

CIY Staff Tips:

  • Add multiple coats of paint for more concentrated colour.
  • Design multiple canvases with different patterns to create a gallery wall.


Step 1

Place painter’s tape onto canvas in a geometric pattern.

Step 2

Paint canvas with complementary colours to create colour block design. Dry 1–2 hours.

Step 3

Remove painter’s tape to reveal design.

Step 4

Add an inspirational quote or phrase to the empty spaces of the canvas using markers.

Step 5

Hang colour block canvas art to display!

  • Occasion:

    • Rainy Day Crafts,

    • Décor & Accessories

  • Age:

    • 6+,

    • 8+,

    • Tween+,

    • Adult

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