Before you judge me, I must tell you that I strongly suggested to Little N that we partake in some Halloween crafts and she unexpectedly suggested we go with Christmas crafts instead. Even though I feel September is a little early for even Halloween, I had seen a few Halloween crafts on twitter (@midwifeandlife & @gloryiscalling), and thought, you know what, I can do this!
Regardless, N insisted on Christmas crafts. I couldn’t really complain, I love Christmas. I also didn’t have orange paint or any other Halloweenie craft supplies on hand. But that’s neither here nor there.
We set out to paint something Christmasy. I grabbed some of these paper stencils that I’ve been saving since my scrap-booking years. My scrap-booking phase ended about 16 years ago. I don’t know why I saved them all this time. Sometimes when stationary/art supplies look pretty I can barely bring myself to use them and I end up carrying them with me for years. It felt good to use them and finally get them out of the house.
After Baby M went to sleep for her morning nap, Little N and I sat down to have some quiet-crafty-time on her new-ish kids table!
I glued down the edges of the paper shapes so that we could paint overtop and create a silhouette (with kids glue so it wouldn’t get too sticky). Turns out, Little N didn’t quite accept the whole silhouette idea and wanted to colour on the stencil instead. Which was fine since I could focus on painting the rest of the picture. Then we peeled off the paper stencils.
I painted some glue on the silhouettes and sprinkled red glitter on it. Which was really exciting for Little N!
Done! Our first xmas activity of 2015!
More to come. You may see these on Etsy soon…..kidding..kidding..