DIY Craft: How to Do Canvas Painting With Your Troop

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Canvas Painting

Difficulty: Easy
Estimate time to make


Great for

K – 12th

grade girls

Learn how to paint a canvas using empty soda bottles. This is a great craft that can be done as group then display on your wall at home. You can learn through directions and pictures and a short video showing how to do it. Let’s get started.

For this craft you will need

  • Plastic bottle

  • Ladybugs

  • Hot glue gun

  • Buttons

  • Brush

  • Paints

  • Canvas for painting

How to make craft

  • Start painting the tree directly without drawing it first, but you can use pencil to draw before painting it’s totally up to you.
  • When you have finished with the tree it’s time to create the flowers. You can make really simple and easy flowers using a empty soda bottle. Put some color on the bottom of the bottle and stamp it on the canvas. You will get really good shaped flowers. Repeat the same procedure until you are happy with all the flowers around.
  • For the center of the flowers I’ve used buttons. Glue them in the middle using hot glue gun.
  • Optional addition you can add ladybugs around. It’s came out perfect.
  • Completed Painting to put on your wallcanvas flower painting

Craft Video

YouTube video

Need more canvas painting inspiration? Here is a Pinterest board full of canvas painting ideas to help your girls create a amazing painting to display on their wall.

My troop has had a number of canvas painting parties as well. Here is a example of one we did.

Crafts Beyond Canvas Painting

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My name is Jodi Carlson, I am a mom, wife, & web designer and come with 25 years of GS experience. I am now sharing my experiences and helping other Girl leaders be great and successful and shape today’s girls to be the leaders of tomorrow. I was blessed with a Son in March of 2015 and stepped down as a full time girl leader, but missed planning and volunteering, so I decided after 25 years I have so many ideas to inspire girls and help leaders so I choose to build this blog and it has grown into a resource beyond GS, I am reaching girl leaders in many organizations.