I love the “Choose Joy” statement our family has adopted this week, and I have decided that I would like it to be one of our family catch phrases. We have grasped onto certain catch phrases along the way that are lessons that our children are learning. Rather than going through a long description of things over and over and drive your children crazy, these are quick little phrases that have tons of meaning because of what you have trained.
I had a small canvas and a couple acrylic craft paints. I buy an inexpensive acrylic paint– this one was called “Craft Smart.” I also had some of my collection of letter stickers. The first thing I did was put down stickers that spelled out our phrase. I tried to push them down as much as possible so paint wouldn’t leak in behind.
Next, we had our kids paint over the canvas and stickers in one color.
When it’s dry, have them pull up the stickers for the big reveal. I did a final step of sanding over it, but you can’t tell in this picture. Doing that brings out some of the white canvas underneath.