Hello! How was your weekend? I got to spend the majority of mine with my 4 year old grandson, which is always a huge treat. I love seeing how his personality is developing and how his mind thinks.
Grandson: Do all grown-ups have kids?
Me: No. I couldn’t have my own kids. Your daddy was 7 years old when he came to live with me.
Grandson: Hey Gramma! I’ll be your kid, ok? Yay! Now you have a kid . . . me!
What he doesn’t remember is how I cared for him from the age of 5 months to 18 months, nearly every day. And yes, he was my baby. Or the closest thing to it that I’ve ever experienced.
When we get together I like to do some sort of crafting. Pinterest has been a huge source of inspiration. We haven’t tried this glue-resist project together yet, although I tried it myself first.
The source, A Faithful Attempt, showcases a variety of art lessons for different grades. This particular lesson was for 6th graders, not a preschooler. While I love all the art theory and exploration she covers, I think it’ll just be fun for him to color with paint.
It was for me!
I poured some glue on watercolor paper in the shape of a pumpkin then set it aside to dry overnight.
I didn’t have any watercolors, as the tutorial suggests, so I just watered down sections of the paper and then lightly applied some acrylic paint.
I’ll definitely use watercolors with Grandson, but I liked the affect of the pale color with the raised glue lines.
I also played around with painting the glue lines, but I didn’t care too much for that. I think just the plain lines and some watercolors would be great fun for kids of all ages.
What do you think?
Last weekend we glued some tissue paper on dollar store bowls and then painted them orange.
Did he care that Gramma drew the face? Heck no! He’s very proud of his pumpkin luminaria that he helped to paint. (with a flameless votive inside, btw)
What fall crafts are you doing with your kids, grandkids, nieces or nephews, this year? Please share some simple ones, ok?