As I’m due to be having a baby any day now the next little while will have a few re-posts from the early days of my blog. I think you’ll enjoy them if you haven’t seen them yet. And thanks for allowing me the little break!
Do you want to make a project that will make a kid very happy? I mean, look at how happy this project can make a kid.
But before I show you how to make it I have to share with you a few things I learned.
First, I now realize why I would make a horrible Preschool/Kindergarten teacher. My OCD just can not handle letting a little person be in charge of painting straight lines. I had “just let her do it, just let her do it” running over and over through my mind the whole time.
And second, sometimes a 4 year old has better ideas than you. These petals were originally going to be raindrops, but Abi kept insisting that I was wrong and that they were most definitely flower petals. And the 3 extra petals I was going to toss because they didn’t fit in the flower? Well, they’re obviously a butterfly. What was I thinking?
So onto the project. It’s super simple. The hardest part is controlling the OCD. Trust me..
Get a large piece of paper (i just ripped some off the roll of art paper i bought at IKEA). Next gather your paint and a sponge brush. Then just paint a square rainbow.
On the back side of the rainbow (after it had dried, of course) I drew some raindrop shapes. Then I handed over the little scissors to Abi and let her go to town. After 2 or 3 she lost interest in doing it herself so she watched me finish it up.
Next just glue the now petals onto a piece of cardstock in a flower shape. With the extras you can make all sorts of insect life.
Finally hang your masterpiece with
moms special tape for the walls washi tape. Make sure there is a post-it note with the artists name on it somewhere nearby. Bonus points if it’s a hot pink post-it.