3.26.2009

Crafty Kids

I like to do art projects with my kids at least once a week, but having an abundance of finger paintings and crayon drawings causes a lot of storage problems. I love all the things that my children make, but we can't save everything.
I've been trying to come up with ideas for different things to try and when I found unfinished boxes in the Dollar Tree I just had to get them. We have worked on our treasure boxes a few times and they are almost finished.I love how kids use color, they don't worry about matching or just using one color, why else would all those colors be in one box if they weren't meant to all be used at once.We spent about 30 - 40 minutes painting the outsides and about 10 minutes on the insides. My two year old had a little trouble getting the inside covered, but she had a great time working on the outside.
To finish them I will seal them with modge podge to make them shinny and more durable and they we will glue craft foam on the bottom, so they won't scratch the furniture. I looked for more of these little boxes, but they were all gone :( I'm thinking that we should do more stuff like this, maybe we can make signs for their rooms next, I might even try stamping on shirt, we'll see how adventurous I'm feeling.

1 comment:

Chimera Crochet said...

Fun fun! Elsa has been loving to do crafts lately too. We've been just dabbling in watercolors, markers and stickers so far, but we'll get more adventurous soon! We'll have to have some messy craft days outside in the yarn here when the weather turns nice.