Saturday, April 25, 2009

Crafty Corner ~ Summer Treasures

While this particular craft was done in the summer, it can easily be adapted to fit any season. We're planning on making a collection for each season and are calling this collection by our 2-year-old daughter Savanna - "Summer Treasures".

Savanna painted the three canvases. Paintbrushes were quickly abandoned since Savanna preferred to just use her hands - always so much more fun. Savvy's techniques ended up being perfect for this craft as the canvases were very forgiving when it came to applying the glue and the shells.

We selected some of our favorite shells from our collection and glued them onto the canvases (we helped Savvy organize the placement of some of the shells).

We decided to dedicate this wall (the wall outside Savvy's room) to Savvy and Blakie's artwork. I imagine this wall to be an explosion of color years from now.

When we finished the canvases, Savvy used a red water color paint to discover more summer treasures.Using a white crayon, I drew some items that reminded us of summer onto the white piece of paper. Savvy then used her watercolors to paint the paper and was so excited to see "hidden" pictures as she painted. The more of the paper she painted, the more that was revealed.

This Crafty Corner post was written by Elise. You can visit her at her blog, The Adventures of E and T Plus 2. Thanks Elise for sharing this great craft idea!

1 comment:

♥ Noelle ♥ said...

those came out really nice!! what a great idea; thanks for sharing:)