Our crafty tales continue….
Here are our little house, pre-kids. Before we started, I spread newspaper across the table, making sure to tape the paper down, so little hands couldn’t throw it onto the floor. I also dressed each child in one of my husband’s old t-shirts, and used washable paints that I had picked up at Joann and Ikea. Paint brushes were also from Joann (got to love the $1 section!).
R was ready, paint brush in hand, and band-aid on his forehead (don’t ask).
G loves to paint, to color, and to create. The worst part of the project was when we stopped; she was inconsolable.
Daddy lent a hand.
G was a big fan of the purples and blues.
When the paint on each house was dry, I shellacked them and let them dry a full 24 hours. Then, I hung them on our lemon tree in our living room. Eventually, they will go outside with the tree, when we move the tree on to the deck for the summer.
I love these little houses. They’re a great memory of a Saturday afternoon craft project, and have inspired me to include more creativity in our lives.
Art is the proper task of life.