Thursday, March 26, 2009
Wednesday, March 18, 2009
After couple days we sat back down with these little amulets, this time with some paint and brushes, and Tristan painted them!!! Don't they look adorable?
Last step was my turn - I took glaze and painted over the paint so that the pendants are shiny. Then we put them on a string that we picked out together in Hobby Lobby and presents were finished!!!
I smile every time I see either one of grandmas wearing theirs... and Tristan? He is soooo proud!!!!
Sunday, March 08, 2009
We took a brown paper bag (the one you can put sandwiches into), glue, scissors, markers and a regular paper. I drew the shapes for ears, eyes, and nose and Tristan colored them with a marker. I cut them out and he glued them to the bag. This is a great way to teach your kids how to use glue... Tristan made a bear and I made a cat.
After the bear and the cat dried we played a bit of a puppet show with them. This has been about a week ago and now they are old news... So we decided to surprise daddy tomorrow and pack his lunch in the bear puppet Tristan made! We know this will make him smile - we miss him all day!!!
Wednesday, March 04, 2009
Give them a big piece of paper - I gather the thin paper they use in stores to wrap fragile items before they put them in your bag. Then give them some finger paint or simply washable paint and put them to work! After the paint dries and your child had every opportunity to share his/her art piece with all of his/her friends and other admirers, put it in the place you keep wrapping paper. When you need to wrap grandma's present - here you go.
Not to mention that you help your wallet and the environment by wrapping gift with your kids' art.
Tuesday, March 03, 2009
you can take any art your children create on paper and turn it into one of these. They will be proud that you would like to use it and someone's heart will be touched by this homemade gift!