They were here a couple of weeks ago when I made these bags for my daughter’s birthday. I was on a deadline to finish them, so I really had no choice but to do them while the girls were over. After I put Emma down for her nap, I went to work.
Knowing how much Olivia loves to color, I decided to set her up with some paints so she could ‘get in touch with her artistic side’ which I’m pretty sure is code for ‘stay out of grandma’s way’.
I let her pick her own colors and used a paper plate as a palette. I didn’t want her paper to become a wall of paint, so rather than giving her a brush, I let her use an empty toilet paper roll. I also had her paint on card stock so that her picture would hold up nicely.
When she was finished, I let her pick out some glitter and sprinkle it on. Because everything is better with sparkly crap on it, right? Ya, she thought so, too.
I found some basic black frames on sale for $2.79 at Joanne Fabrics. I honestly felt like I’d hit the jackpot! Total score. I bought three and put her pictures in them. Now all that’s left to do is wrap them up, or not, it all depends if I remember or not! But I figure they will be a great Mother’s Day present for her mama. I just know she’s going to love them.
The only drawback is that now Olivia wants to paint every.time.she.comes.over. Not that there’s anything wrong with that, but it just isn’t always possible. She has been able to a couple of times since then, but the last time she was here I had to say no. And she got mad at me. And told me to ‘go away’. And didn’t talk to me for like 30 min.
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