Monday, May 10, 2010
Another much delayed post ... for Mother's Day Henry painted a great flower pot for me at school. A red pot with polka dots. It is fabulous! It inspired me to find a project we could all do. I found some old terra cotta pots we weren't using anymore. We cleaned them off and got out the paints. I had intended to have them make fingerprints and handprints on them, but once Henry and Claudia started painting with their hands the handprints just became a wonderfully colorful design. I will add pictures when I get some, but needless to say letting the kids be creative instead of directing the project turned out to be priceless! We got potting soil and a lovely mixture of annuals which the kids chose for each pot. An inexpensive and fantastic gift!
Wednesday, March 24, 2010
Well - it has been a while since I posted. I was enlisted to work on the set for Henry's school musical. They found out I was an art major - 15 hours later ...
Anyway - we have worked on a couple of crafts. We used watercolors and the kids painted Easter eggs that I had cut out of construction paper. We also used some old art we did and Henry thought of this fabulous idea - to cut these old watercolor hearts into wings and tape them to twigs - instant dragonfly - awesome! With that same them I used more of the watercolor paper, cut shapes of flower blossoms and taped those to taller twigs and arranged in a vase. I have seen the perfectly representative dogwood and quince blossoms in magazines fashioned out of paper - but I like ours more - they have more character and besides if you wanted sticks of actual dogwood just go pick some!
Wednesday, February 10, 2010
Tuesday, February 9, 2010
Thursday, January 28, 2010
So pleased that I was able to make three projects out of one ball of Peaches and Creme yarn - only about $1.78 - so cool! A baby bib, a babydoll bib, and a little dish rag.
Also worked on an early Valentine craft - with, yep, glitter and sparkly pipe cleaners! It is truly my favorite holiday!
Sunday, January 3, 2010
I have recently become a fan of the wooden shapes, boxes, ornaments they have at craft stores. Here is a tissue box that Claudia painted for our bathroom. Doesn't your nose feel better already? Also ... only cost $3.99 and we had the paints.
I bought her a blank wooden purse for her birthday - plan to paint it pink and let her glue on the sparkles!!
So ... inspired by Henry's love of all things Star Wars I thought we could combine or two loves in holy matrimony. A good idea, but not as successful as I had hoped. Darth Vader turned out pretty well, but pretty disappointed in C3PO who just looks like a crusty light bulb and the storm trooper seems a bit Vegas. Anyway - here's to experimentation!!