Everyday I am amazed by how much M is growing up and how her interests and skills are starting to really show and her most recent obsession is arts and crafts, especially stickers, drawing and painting so who am I to stop her having fun, especially as her “art” makes such great gifts for her family.
Just recently it was my wedding anniversary and I was stumped on what to get my hubby. With limited funds I thought I would recreate a special memory that we have, with a little help from Molly.
We got engaged in New York and I was taken to Tiffany’s to choose the proper ring. On our way there we came across the LOVE sign, which was obviously really meaningful for us at the time.
So I thought why not get some help from M and her paints to make a little reminder of that special day?
This was a really easy activity and only required a hand and her feet, some paint, a paint brush and the canvas.
Although simple and costing next to nothing to do (basically just the cost of a canvas which I got cheap from Home Bargains) it has created a wonderful and lasting memory if our time in New York and the day we got engaged.
Needless to say my husband loved it – and so do I!.
Next up with Father’s Day which I also decided to make a canvas print with as this time M could really get involved, and messy and make a lovely image for her daddy.
This was simple and just required some tape (which I should have used masking tape but only had decorative tape handy).
Tape the canvas with the design you want. In our case I love dad. Then once the tape is pushed down (which M loved doing – and pulling it back off), it is tie to paint over.
At the moment M loves to use every available colour so this became a bit of a mess and at one point I thought we would have a lovely brown mess but it turned out much better than I had hoped.
Again it is another much loved piece of personal art that will be treasured for a long time yet.
As a bonus it give M time to enjoy painting, make a mess and to have some of her creations kept forever!