Do you hear crickets chirping?
I think it sounds more like summer time cicadas, silence then a deafening rrrrRRRREEEEEE….
It’s been pretty quiet over on the old blog, and not for lack of inspiration or ideas. Since the beginning of October we’ve bought a house, moved, discovered the wonders of home ownership (with an assortment of old house problems). Our little bird found out she’s going to be a big sister come June! Then once the holidays hit, everyone came down with some form of nasty sickness.
It’s been quite a whirlwind of crazy if you ask me!
With the new house has come a lot more wall space to cover with family photos and fun art. Being that it’s the first day of February, and we love Valentine’s Day around here! I thought I would share a little project we worked on last weekend.
I was showing my girl how to cut paper hearts (a great fine motor project), which turned into an hour long project! Many, many paper hearts later we had to figure out some way to decorate with them!
I found some blank canvases while unpacking my craft stash, and thought it would be fun to have my girl paint the canvas, then use some Mod Podge to stick the the hearts down.
So here we go!
I showed her that if you mixed a little water in with the paint you could thin it out and make the colors lighter and more transparent, like a water color.
So she painted away, then we let it dry. Once it was dry we arranged the paper hearts on the canvas where we thought they would look best…
And now the messy part. We smeared some Mod Podge on the backs of the hearts to adhere them to the canvas, then smoothed them out as best we could with a sponge brush…
Once the hearts were on the canvas, I applied a layer of Mod Podge to smooth it all out and seal it all down and give it a nice glossy coating…
We left it to dry over night. In the meantime, my girl worked on a smaller canvas to go along with it. She was very proud of her painted hearts!
Once everything was dry, I found the perfect spot on our living room wall to put them up along with a couple other photos…
So there you have it! A fun and easy Valentine craft that your preschooler can do together!
So what have you all been up to lately?