Tape Resist Initials: Fun Decorating for Kids

Tape-resist Monogram

We just moved into a new home—and trying to make changes and redecorate and paint and tear up carpets… well, it is not only time-consuming, but not too much fun with a toddler running around. I decided I’d give my son, aged four, a task and have him help me decorate a wall in the kitchen where he hangs his apron and chef hat. I made a letter “D” (stands for our last name, Diedreck) on a white canvas out out of masking tape and then gave him paints that matched the color-scheme and said, “Okay, paint this and we can hang it up so everyone can see it!” It’s a simple, fun and slightly messy project (which all toddler boys love) that can hang in your home for everyone to see when they stop by. And it makes quite the conversation starter, too!

1. Outline letter with easily removable Frog or painter’s tape.

Tape Resist Initials: Fun Decorating for Kids - Marvy Moms

2. Have your child paint with whichever color(s) they choose. We used fingers, but you could use paint brushes, cotton balls, or any medium you like.

Tape Resist Initials: Fun Decorating for Kids - Marvy Moms

3. We added a second color to give the picture some depth.

Tape Resist Initials: Fun Decorating for Kids - Marvy Moms

4. Here it is before removing the tape.

Tape Resist Initials: Fun Decorating for Kids - Marvy Moms

5. Next, remove the tape.

Tape Resist Initials: Fun Decorating for Kids - Marvy Moms

6. Find a place of honor to hang your masterpiece on the wall.

Tape Resist Initials: Fun Decorating for Kids - Marvy Moms

That’s it! A tape resist initial that any child would be proud of making. This would be perfect for decorating a child’s room. Where would you hang yours?

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About Allison Diedreck

Allison is a stay-at-home Mom to Caleb and Claire. With both kids now mobile and needing attention for what feels like 25 hours a day, she has her hands full, but loves (almost) every minute of it. Allison went to school for English and Journalism and has worked at numerous newspapers, including The Stranger, The Seattle Times, Robinson Newspaper Group and Messenger Post Newspapers. She also did a four-year stint with Paychex, Inc. before deciding to become a stay-at-home Mom in October 2009. She has discovered the joys of 1-2-3 discipline and early bedtimes. Besides reading and writing, Allison loves to travel and cook. She is constantly listening to music and typically has a cup of coffee in hand. Originally from, well, many places, Allison dreams of living at a beach with the jet-ski as her mode of transportation.