Monday, September 30, 2013

Toddler Art Fall Garland

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Once I get over the initial back to school shock, I absolutely love the fall time.  Pumpkin patches, apple cider, cooler weather (aka boots and scarf season), football, holidays…I could go on and on.  I’m trying to soak up the season by lighting my apple candle every chance I get and planning festive activities with Charley. 
One of those activities involved a fun little painting session which we both thoroughly enjoyed.  She was on paint brush patrol, I was on baby wipe patrol.
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In the end we were left with three fall colored paintings and a relatively clean toddler.  Charley was very proud of them and carried one of the dried paintings all around the house the next day.
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I thought it would be fun to incorporate her artwork into a fall decoration, i.e. fireplace garland.  This was a super quick and easy project. I used two pieces of scrapbook paper, brown raffia and a glue gun, all of which I had stashed in my craft supplies.  I cut leaf shapes out of the scrapbook paper and Charley’s paintings and hot glued them to the raffia.  Easy peasy lemon squeezy.
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I love the festive touch it adds to our family room and Charley’s leaves are by far my favorite.  Of course, right?
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