- Get a piece of wood from Lowe's, I just have them cut a big board for me into 1 ft. pieces
- Kids use paint roller (little mini ones are perfect) and "roll" the edges of the wood to create a frame.
- Now, take newspaper pieces and draw different shapes to build your own flowers. (3 layers to make one flower)
- Circles on top of circles are a very easy route.
- Cut out of newspaper.
- Watercolor these shapes/flowers.
- We used water/glue mixture to add strips of construction paper and/or magazine to the wood to create a textured background.
- Add stems with strips of green construction paper, glued down and added a button for the middle. :)
- See how to hang the artwork here from a previous post.
- Done. All fantastically gorgeous.
To make your very own Piranha Plant Magnet:
1. Cut red card stock into a circle
2. Cut a triangle out of that circle for the mouth
3. Cut and attach green stem
(we just used regular Elmer's Glue)
4. Make a green "tube" from card stock
5. Add white triangle teeth
6. We used a 1 inch circle punch to make the dots
7. Cut a strip of magnet and attach to back.
To make your very own Stepping Stone:
1. Buy Quikrete (I'm biased, go to Lowe's)
2. Get a stick/spoon/bucket that you will dispose
3. Mix 2-1 part concrete to water and mix
4. Continue until you achieve a brownie-mix consistency
5. Pour into a pie tin (one dollar each at Deals$)
6. Decorate with any item except wood
7. We broke ceramic plates to use also...
8. Press items firmly into concrete.
9. Let dry for a few days and remove pie tin.
10. Set outside as a beautiful garden piece :)
- Get any old vase, candle holder, plate, votive - whatever you can find and add tissue paper.
- Water down some glue and add it to the vase before tearing tissue and attaching
- Add glue on top of the tissue and it will make it nice and smooth
- I don't have any finished products to show - I was far too busy to snap photos! So sorry
- We added gems, glitter, buttons, beads and ribbon to embellish.
- Don't forget to top off with a candle inside.
- We started with a piece of wood (I told you I love these wood projects!)
- Painted. No rules.
- Added little tissue paper squares and "wish" tickets for a little collage look
- Then kiddos pounded in some nails - they seriously love this part (and parents are always impressed)
- Last step was to add string/yarn to these nails and play "connect the dots" (or nails)
- The hardest part for little fingers is to tie the string to the first and last nail, adults may have to help with this part