"There is a garden in every childhood, an enchanted place where colors are brighter, the air softer, and the morning more fragrant than ever again."

Friday, February 20, 2009

Find Me At Fancy That

As much as I love having one blog all about kids, I just don't seem to have the time to maintain 2 blogs. So I'm going back to one Blog. The blog will be a combination of home crafting and kids. So come see me at Fancy That.

Have a delightful day!

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Coffee Filter Fun and an Art Gallery

In my last post we were making paper for Valentine decorations. Well Valentines Day came and went and we still had not gotten to our decorating. So we changed directions and went for another sort of decoration. I know it's not Spring yet, but it's oh so close and I just wanted something light to brighten our day! So we made these decorations for our dining room light fixture.

Little Guy is not always in a "crafty mood", but I got him to make quite a few coffee filter butterflies. He colored the coffee filters with markers and then "painted" over them with a wet sponge so that the colors would blend together. I used pipe cleaners to make them into butterflies. The paper the kids made was used to make the little hearts, and the flower/circle things are made with coffee filters and tissue paper. I got the idea from Pam Garrison's Blog. She has made the most wonderful garland using coffee filters, but I just didn't have time for that.

Art Gallery

Each season I try to have each of our 3 kids make something for our art gallery. I had thought that February would be a great time to use pinks, reds...and love. Well of course Baby didn't argue and Big Sis was in agreement but Little Guy said he didn't like pink or love. He agreed to use "tractor color" (green), and red. He even used his tractor to make the green part of the painting, by driving it in the paint and then on his paper.

Big Sis painted a heart using dabs of different paint colors. I think it looks like the heart is made of rose petals.And of course Baby made hand print flowers.

I think I will leave these up for another month or two.

Have a delightful day!!

Monday, February 2, 2009

Paper for Valentines

Slowly but surely I'm getting back into blogging. Last week I got back to my other blog Fancy That . This week I hope to get back into the swing of things with this blog.

Decorated Paper
Big Sis and Little guy both had fun with this project. We took tissue paper scraps, scrapbook paper scraps and glued them down to a large piece of construction paper.

The paper will be used to make Valentine Decorations for the house. We are also going to bubble wrap paint, and perhaps marble paint other paper so that we have a variety of textures and techniques. Stay tuned for more decorated paper and the Valentine decorations we make with them.

Have A Delightful Day !!