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    • Patricia Corbin

      Recycle an ugly painting (canvas/frame) and let your kid/s create a masterpiece. Wish I had thought of this years ago!

    • Janis Hasselberger

      Find an old, ugly large canvas painting at flea market or yard sale, prime it and have the kids paint a new piece of "art".

    • H. N.

      Recycle an ugly painting (canvas/frame) and let your kid/s create a masterpiece. "Watching her sweet face, so intent, then so proud...absolutely worth the mess. Every last drip."

    • Katie Jennings

      What to do with Bad Paintings | Simple Mom (good idea, buying an ugly painting at a thrift store for the size and then painting over it)

    • Christina Bailey

      Recycle an ugly painting (canvas/frame) and let your kid/s create a masterpiece. I'd love to "collaborate" with the kids on a large piece for the living room.

    • Tana Russell

      Buy a giant ugly painting cheap, then let the kids paint over the top to create own giant artwork!

    • Jenny Wyble

      bad painting canvas art simple | What to do with bad paintings | Simple Mom

    • Robbin Howard

      Great idea for kids art project

    • Kelli Neill

      frugal artwork idea

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