Right now, there are few things my daughter likes more than swimming. She spends four mornings a week at swim team practice and loves every minutes of it. She also likes creating things and when she came up with the idea for these Swimming Subway Art wall hangings (“Mom, I want a piece of wood, painted and with vinyl words about swimming and a picture of someone diving, and it should say splash with like water drops coming off of it and…”) I was happy to help her out. She did most of the work herself, including instructing her dad what size to cut out the wood (I think it’s 10″ x 12″) and learning how to use the sander.
At the time, it was also one of their projects for school. They needed to be able to give a presentation to the class and teach their classmates how to do something. We actually made three boards so Kaitlyn could walk her class through the process.
-Cut the wood, routing the edges and inscribing a keyhole in the back (for hanging) if you choose, then sanding it
-Paint the wood
-Apply the vinyl
We ended up doing three versions so that she could demonstrate a couple of the steps and that worked out perfectly so that she could keep one and intends to give the other two to her swim team coaches at the end of the summer season.
Cute right? I’m so proud of my craft creative little girl! And guess what? I saved the Silhouette Studio cut file and you can get it for yourself HERE.
You may need to make sure you have the following fonts installed (you can find them free online):
-Arial Unicode MS
-Brush Script MT
The diving silhouette and the “splash” were just free clip art I found online and converted to a cut file.
Enjoy! I would love to see photos of your creations using the Swimming Subway Art. Feel free to comment and share!
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