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Giant Coloring Page

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Create the ultimate party activity for kids -- a giant coloring page!

Kids with giant coloring page

Project Overview

Skill Level

Beginner

Estimated Time

A few hours

Estimated Cost

$$$$$

Tools and Materials

Tools

  • Paintbrush
  • Paint roller and tray
  • Scissors (to cut rope)
  • Handsaw

Materials

  • 6' x 9' 10-ounce canvas drop cloth, #74135
  • 27-pack metal grommet kit, #308798
  • 2 Cantex 3/4" PVC 10' conduit, #72809
  • 4 - 3/4" 90-degree belled elbow, #50958
  • Blue Hawk 1/8" x 50' braided polypropylene packaged rope, #349236
  • Command 4-pack large picture hanging strips, #3044

Valspar Signature paint:

  • Ultra White (7006-24)
  • Oh So Red (#1009-1)
  • Wishing Well (#5002-10C)
  • Golden Treasure (#3004-1A)
  • Tropical Rainforest (#6002-10C)
  • Awakening (#6006-10C)
  • Very Black (#5011-2)

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Project Resources

Instructions

Step 1

Cut the two 10' PVC pipes in half using a handsaw. Assemble the PVC pipe into a square frame by fitting the pipes into the connectors.

Step 2

Cut the drop cloth to 5' x 5'. Make sure the drop cloth fits within the plastic frame before cutting.

Step 3

Paint the drop cloth white. This may take 2 or 3 coats of paint. Let dry completely.

Step 4

Giant coloring page

Print out the coloring page stencil and using a thin paintbrush, add the design in black paint. The coloring page stencil prints out as 42 tiles and a guide page. You could also print out the guide page and freehand draw the design, using the graph as a guide.

Step 5

Add grommets using the tool included in the grommet kit. (The project takes approximately 20 grommets.) Space them about 12" apart all the way around the canvas.

Step 6

Cut the rope into 20" pieces -- you'll need as many segments of rope as there are installed grommets, plus two additional lengths to secure the canvas to the wall. Thread the ropes through the grommets and knot around the PVC pipe frame to stretch the canvas.

Good to Know

To mount the canvas, start by centering it in the frame. Once it is positioned, secure and knot the top ties. Then pull tight and knot the bottom ties. Repeat on the sides. This ensures that the canvas gets stretched consistently.

Step 7

Giant coloring page detail

Lean the canvas against the wall. Position two command hooks just above the frame. Use the last two pieces of rope to secure the frame to the hooks.