- 1 canvas or paper per child
- lots of buttons
- blue paint
- colorful paper
- string or a sharpie. I ended up using a sharpie and not the string. But I cannot recreate this picture. Imagine a sharpie in the place of the string, mkay?
I gave the kids a choice, they could have one large hot air balloon or a bunch of small ones. My boy’s wanted the one big one and Nora wanted to do a lot of little ones. I should have just asked Caleb what he wanted, because his little brother Gavin copies everything he does. It is adorable, and Caleb shines with being the big brother. Can you tell I am pretty obsessed with my crew of littles?
Nora and I worked as a team. She placed each hot air balloon button, picked it up. I put a drop of hot glue on it and she smushed it in. We are a crafting team, the amazing button gluing duo. I am currently designing our team shirts.
|Gavin’ work of art|
|Caleb’s work of art|
Be still my heart. Is it ok and normal to swoon at a gallery wall? I am in lurve with it! I am all about making my home beautiful, and enjoy creating for it. But, I also like to make this home work for all involved. This home needs to match this stage in our life. Right now we are smack dab in the era of littles. That means art projects, little hands, eager tiny helpers, and lot’s of color. I am sure as my kids get older (ugly cry happening now), our family ages, the feel of the home will change. Us and our house will mature. For now it is bright, lively, colorful and a place where hot air balloon button art fits perfectly.
I am sure the time will come to take these special pieces down. They may not flow with a more mature look to the home. But, you can bet you @$$ I will be keeping these and putting them somewhere. Maybe next to the kleenux where I can blow my snotty nose while I cry big tears and reminisce about my little ones who are not so little. I will call them and ask hem about the fun times, the art we created, and begging them to visit. They will roll their eyes and tell me to top being so emotional. And then they will have kids of their own and get it. How weird would it be if my adult children are searching for art ideas for their kids and come across these on the interwebs? Freaky!!!
What are some fun things you like to do with your kids? Any great art project ideas you can send me to? Do you think there will even be projects on the internet when our kids have kids?