I couldn't ever quite find the perfect thing to fill that space until I saw a craft project this summer on Pinterest. I instantly loved it, and knew Gavin would have fun creating some artwork himself that he could hang up in his room.
The original inspiration came from a blog link through Pinterest, but I personalized it by using contact paper instead of tape so I could make rounded shapes, i.e. Andy Warhol-style smiley faces. I taped off the squares, cut out the smiley faces, and let Gavin do the rest.
|Painting the blue square. He was meticulous about getting all the "white spaces."|
|Ripping off the contact paper after the paint had dried.|
I probably should have gone to the store and purchased red finger paint to match the other artwork a little more, but we already had the purple on hand so simplicity prevailed.