Thursday, March 31, 2011

A Flop...Kind-Of

I was looking for a quick painting project yesterday and decided to go for some flowery, spring trees.  I started by tracing the kids' hands, which would serve as the the tree trunk and limbs.  I love projects that use handprints, fingerprints, or footprints as it records a specific time in their lives.   I love to see their little handprints, knowing that someday, all too soon, they won't be such little prints anymore.

Ready for painting.  See my coffee cup?  You will all be so suprised to know that I had to re-heat it once we finished painting.  I guess I had a moment of insanity...planning to drink coffee leisurly while my children painted.  Oh Sarah...

We used circle spongy brushes to paint...purchased, of course, with the 40% off coupon.  Never NEVER pay full price at a craft store.

Per usual, Eli finished in 2.5 minutes and Abby painted on until I finally cut her off.

So, I had really high hopes for this project.  I could envision it perfectly...billowy trees with beautiful spring colored flowers.  We ended up with this:

Maybe I should have done mine first, providing an example.  But, I did let them have their artistic license, albeit somewhat reluctantly.  I will consider it a small personal victory in relinquishing some crafty control.

                   There you have it...a spring, flowery tree...kind of.                                


  1. Looks like a blast! Love you! xoxoxoxo

  2. I love crafts and I seriously wish I had done this w/ my children when they were young! Now that they are 11 and 12 (almost 13) its kinda late. My point is WOW what fantastic ideas!!! I now know what I am going to do w/ my new neice :) thank you!!! sarina miller