4″ paintings and fork easels

7 May

This is one of our favorite crafts, even though we have to admit that we didn’t exactly make this one up.  We love painting on these tiny canvasses from Dick Blick, that can be purchased in bulk for less than 30 cents each. We were looking for a way to display some of them and remembered seeing a fork easel. We found lots of different varieties online. We chose to make our easels like this:

Using needle nose and flat nose pliers, bend the middle two tines backward, spreading them apart to stabilize. Bend outside tines forward slightly and curve tips with needle nose pliers. An adult will need to do this craft.

We’ve painted a ton of those tiny canvasses, so we’ll share a few more with you. Here are some where wiggly eyes (and a felt ear) were added:

Below is KMK’s first tiny painting, and it still makes her smile.

We’ve been traveling, so we haven’t been crafting as much as usual, but we hope to post more crafts soon!

Tip Junkie handmade projects

4 Responses to “4″ paintings and fork easels”

  1. Holly May 7, 2012 at 10:10 pm #

    My goodness, that is simply adorable to use forks for easels! I’ll plan on trying that sometime! Found you through Tip Junkie’s link up party.

    • kamikinard May 7, 2012 at 10:30 pm #

      Thanks Holly! It was pretty easy and the old forks are beautiful!

  2. Belle May 9, 2012 at 2:38 am #

    Fork easel?? Awesome! Great idea! I’d love for you to add it on my link party at: http://printabelle.com/?p=3188 Thanks!

    • kamikinard May 9, 2012 at 7:19 am #

      Thanks! I’ll try to add it!

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