Saturday, November 5, 2011

Painted Leaves Kids Craft

 I've been surfing the web for cute ideas for kids crafts only to find stuff that's fun to make, but not really worth keeping.  I've always loved the idea of framing kid art but William is not out of his "abstract" phase (ie. globs and squiggles with no picture in mind).  I found a frame on sale and an idea hit.  This frame holds three 4x6 photos.  I cut out 4x6 rectangles of white cardstock and traced a circle in pencil on each of them about 2/3 the way up.  

Then I had William use a Q-tip to make colorful Fall "leaves" (dots) with paint.  The circle helped him keep the dots in the right place.

I had them dry overnight.  Then I framed them.
 Then I got out my trusty Cricut and cut out a bare tree shape.  I used Stretch Your Imagination "Tree."  I originally was going to glue the trees directly on the leaves, maybe use some pop dots for dimension, but it just didn't look right.  Then I thought about cutting out vinyl and adhering that to the glass.  Much better!

Then I added a title and voila!  Cute kid art worthy of any wall.  The best part is, I can peel the title off and change the "leaves" and make one for each season.  Love this!


ME said...

I love it!

linell said...

I am taking all the credit for how talented my two girls are with crafting idaes. ( the reality of it is that they have supassed me long ago)