One of the most fun things about having a Cricut machine AND kids are including them in some fun activities. Indoor Activities for Kids with Infusible Markers on Canvases can make a cold or rainy day a lot of fun.
Infusible Ink Colored Canvases make the best art projects for kids. Teaching kids to use their creativity to design a complete a finished masterpiece can help build up their self-esteem and confidence by being proud of their own work. This post in sponsored and contains affiliate links. All opinions are our own.
Whether you have a Cricut Maker or not, you can do these crafts with just markers and an Easy Press. I personally own the mini press, but I also have the 9 x 9 size Easy Press when is perfect for using Infusible Ink. Cricut has Infusible Ink markers and even Infusible Ink pens. Using your good ‘ol regular laser paper that you use for a laser printer you can have your kid’s master pieces on a Canvas!
After you use this method, if your kids enjoy painting their frames, having them make Hot Mess Canvases are also fun!
Indoor Activities for Kids – Infusible Markers on Canvases
If you already own a Cricut Machine, you can choose a coloring page for your younger kids to color and then infuse it on the Canvas for one of your Indoor Activities for Kids. If your kids want their names on their canvases then you are going to want your machine to write because the image will transfer mirrored (in reverse). If your kids are just coloring pictures than the reverse or mirrored image shouldn’t matter.
What you need:
Infusible Ink Markers
Infusible Ink Pens
Cricut Mat and Easy Press (size will depend on your design)
Heat Tape (to help keep your design in place a bit more)
Cricut Tool Set (weeder and scraper)
Cricut Rotary Cutter
Laser Copy Paper
- Have your kids color the piece of laser copy paper. Make sure it matches the size of your canvas.
I used my Cricut Maker to print out designs that both of the girls would like.
- You are going to want to remove the canvas off of the frame that way you can infuse on it while it it flat. I use the Cricut Rotary cutter to remove it quickly. Just turn your canvas over and move your rotary cutter over the canvas on the wooden part of the frame to remove it. Have your kids paint it.
- For heating purposes the transfer is going to be a tad lighter than your kid’s artwork. I follow the Cricut Heat Guide for their Canvas Bag blanks to get the best transfer.
You will want to layer your project like this (Cricut Heat Guide for Tote Bag):
- Cricut EasyPress 2
- Butcher paper (I use extra from my Transfer Sheet boxes but any sheets will do.)
- Design, face down
- Cricut Tote Bag Blank
- Inside Blank: White Cardstock (80 lb / 216 gsm) or 4 layers butcher paper
- Cricut EasyPress Mat*
- Heat Resistant Tape
- Lint roller
- Now since you have your frame painted and your transfer on your canvas, it is time to staple it back on the frame. At the end, you will have the cutest canvases to hang up or place on your shelf!