Did you know it is possible to wash and reuse canvas art panels? If you use water-based washable paints you can wash off the original artwork with soapy water. After rinsing the canvas is ready to reuse.
Little Eco has one large canvas that she has painted three times. Here it is above a few days ago being washed - and here it is a few years ago in the middle of a painting session.
Her most recent painting on this canvas started out tame.
It quickly deteriorated into making face prints and full body painting.
I really like the final product (bum print and all). It's now proudly hanging on the wall - although I'm certain within a year or so we'll be washing it yet again and creating something else.
I'm sharing this and other ideas for making art outdoors over at Childhood 101 this week.