Hey guys! I was going through some old photos and I found this great little project I never shared with you! I am all about fostering a love of art in children, and this kids canvas art project is a perfect way to get your littles involved in creating an art piece that is something you’ll definitely want to hang up in your house!
Well, baby #2 will be here sometime in the next several weeks. I feel like I still have loads of things to get ready before this little one arrives.
We’re planning for the new one to bunk with Little Man, at least for a while, so we’re working on making his room fit for two. While this involves mostly adding furniture and reorganizing things, I also noticed we don’t have much up on the walls. When Little Man was born, we got some adorable forest animal decals. As soon as he was ambulatory, he made it his mission in life to climb whatever was necessary to take them all down. Now he has one solitary dragonfly that’s still in place.
I didn’t really have any plans for putting anything on the wall until I got a sweet little machine for my birthday this month. It’s a Silhouette Portrait. (The Portrait is the smaller version, capable of cutting materials up to 8″ wide. They also sell the Cameo, which can cut materials as wide as 12″.) So far I’ve been having tons of fun with it. It comes with software you can install, and then you hook up the machine to your computer. You can buy designs in their store (most of which are $.99 each) or create your own. It’s really quite versatile. I love it.
Anyway, fooling around with my machine gave me a great idea for creating an alphabet art piece for Little Man’s room. The best part? He made it mostly himself.
A couple of weeks ago, Little Man went to a birthday party for his friend Olive. I had wanted to make something handmade for her, but with everything that was going on in our lives around that time, it just wasn’t going to happen.
So I decided to add a personal touch with the wrapping paper. Plus it was a way to get Little Man more involved in the gift.
I extolled the benefits of using craft paper at Christmastime, and I’m still crazy about it. Here’s another great way to use and personalize craft paper for gifts.