I don’t know about y’all, but I’m always looking for meaningful gift ideas. Last week EB and I came up with this project, and it took less than a half hour to pull together (including the trip to the store)!
I sat her down in front of a piece of paper taped to the table. I brought out my trusty ol’ watercolor palette and removed all but the green and blue colors. This way, as messy as she got, at least the colors would look good when they ran together. I gave her a wet brush, and let her go to work. Meanwhile, I took a bunch of photos of her painting.
The beauty of watercolors is that they wash right out of clothes, should things get messy.
We left the masterpiece to dry, then we hopped in the car and headed to a shop to print out the photo and pick up a frame. (It’s best to get one that comes with a mat.)
Then while EB napped, I put things together. First I took the frame apart and measured the width of the sides of the mat. I cut the watercolor into 4 strips of that width.
I used a 45* angle and my ruler to cut the corners.
I glued them right on top of the mat, free-handed her name and age, and put it all together.
It’s a priceless piece of meaningful art, sure to be loved and admired for all time!
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