If you are looking for a fun, simple, and fairly mess-free craft project for your kids, then I’ve got the perfect idea for you! It also doubles a terrific creative gift idea for kids that won’t break the bank. DIY Mini Canvas Art Kits are fun to put together and kids will love putting on the finishing touches and proudly displaying their completed paintings on the mini easels. My daughter and I created these one rainy afternoon and we had a great time chatting and painting together. I drew the two pieces featured in this post, but I had to other mini easels that she used to create her own adorable pieces of art. Read on to learn more about these DIY Mini Canvas Art Kits, which I also think would be perfect for a Kids Art Party – either as the project or a party favor!

DIY Mini Canvas Art Kits for kids are inexpensive gift ideas. They'd also be adorable favors for an art party!

DIY Mini Canvas Art Kits for kids are inexpensive gift ideas. They'd also be adorable favors for an art party!

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DIY Mini Canvas Art Kits for kids are inexpensive gift ideas. They'd also be adorable favors for an art party!
Mini Canvas
Mini Easel
Black Sharpie Marker
Watercolor Paints

DIRECTIONS: This is a seriously simple project that takes minutes to prep. Not an artsy adult? That’s OK! The drawings can be very simple and will look super sweet once the child gets their hands on them – promise! Let’s get started!

For younger children, use a Sharpie Marker to draw a simple image onto the mini canvas. Don’t have the greatest drawing skills? That’s OK! Do an internet search for Simple Cartoon Drawings or similar to get some inspiration! Older children could easily draw their own picture.

DIY Mini Canvas Art Kits for kids are inexpensive gift ideas. They'd also be adorable favors for an art party!Now that your picture is drawn, use watercolor paints to add color to your masterpiece.

DIY Mini Canvas Art Kits for kids are inexpensive gift ideas. They'd also be adorable favors for an art party!

Once the painting has dried display it on your mini easel!

DIY Mini Canvas Art Kits for kids are inexpensive gift ideas. They'd also be adorable favors for an art party!Simple and sweet, right?

If you’re looking for a crafty gift idea for kids, this DIY Mini Canvas Painting Kit is the perfect solution! Package several pre-drawn mini canvas’ with a mini easel and water color paints. It makes an inexpensive and fun gift.

This post originally appeared on Crafts Unleashed in July 2016, where I am a paid contributor.