I've gotten so accustomed to our daily updates that I've GOT to post this tutorial in 2 parts. One, because it's not finished and, two, because I was reminded of an important lesson while making it.
OK, on to crafts...
I purchased a 3-pack of canvases from Walmart to change our holiday artwork in the foyer. Here's what we came up with:
Shamrock Artwork How-To
1. Gather supplies:
1 paper plate
5 grocery bags (or something to protect your work surface)
Heart stamper(we re-used one of our V-Day foam hearts)
2. Protect your surface. I laid out Walmart bags to ensure no spills got on the counter. I also had Munch take off her school shirt so we didn't ruin our good clothes. I think we're ready:
3. Use your heart to stamp the canvas with green shamrocks. 3 hearts with the bottoms touching = a shamrock:
Here's where it got tricky... I have this thing about things lining up and being perfect and... it just wasn't. Munch just started having fun and letting paint get squishy and hearts less-than perfect and... I 'bout had a heart attack... SERIOUSLY.
WHAT IF MY BLOG READERS THINK THIS IS UGLY?
What if it doesn't go as planned or if...Then, IT HIT ME! This is MY blog about MY life... My less-than perfect life... My stuff that I make for MY family... My less-than perfect family... I thank God for giving me Munchface. She reminds me to have fun and last night she reminded me to embrace the beauty of imperfections. This art project is a reflection of who Munch was..."then."
So, I decided to let her have at it:
I think they turned out just as they were supposed to... Beautiful.
Can you see that ugly GLOP on the bottom left? Yep. That's mine... I did it with my finger... All in the moment and stuff... Yea, that's how I roll...
Like when the KidzBop is blaring and I dance with my kid like I might not ever have another chance... Like how we sing "Twinkle Twinkle Little Star" on our imaginary stage... Like... Or... Who am I kidding? Words can't describe the magic found when you embrace a moment and just.let.go. All I can say is...That's real fun.
ANYWAYS, tune in tomorrow for Part 2 and be sure to check back soon for what we're going to do with these beauties for Z's classmates!
How do you have fun when no one's watching?