Not so with this book. So, I found myself pulling out all our art supplies again this morning and designing masks with Chloe. She was thrilled!
Chloe wanted to make her mask a heart shape. I giggle because it looks a little bit more like Skippy Jon Jones to me. Either way, she loves her mask. I also found it a bit humorous that she opted to write her name on the front. I guess I should explain to her the purpose of a mask? (She claimed she wrote it "so that people will know who I am in the dark." Yea. She doesn't get it.)
And you all know me. I always have to complete the same art project alongside Chloe. (Can't quite decide if its more for her sake or my own...)
I used watercolor paints on that one and then spread swirly lines of silver glitter glue around. I added the stars for that extra bit of glam. I must say that James was quite impressed with my mask. (He refused to participate in the project even though Chloe practically begged him on her knees.) I do believe I heard "Wow!" escape from his mouth too.
But then I couldn't stop at just one mask. I felt an urge to make another one. James asked, "You really enjoy that???" Oh yes. I do. It seems I can't get enough of kids art lately. Maybe I am re-living my childhood or something. I don't know.
For this mask, I painted the background with green watercolor. I cut out leaves from tissue paper and drawing paper. I used Crayola oil pastels on the drawing paper. I used a flower paper punch to cut them out of construction paper. Markers added the little edging on the petals and then a dabble of glitter glue on top. I stuck a sequin in the center of some of the flowers. Voila! My bright jungle-esque mask.
Okay. I am off now to spend the afternoon/evening with my family. James heads out tomorrow morning for 6 weeks. Booo! Not happy about that. But it's only 6 weeks. MUCH better than 6 months. And I get to go visit him at the end and possibly even see some old friends! That is exciting! Gives me something to look forward to.
So, do you think I could talk James into spending his last afternoon with us at the Thrift Store? I have a couple of projects in my head that need to get out but I need to stop by the thrift store for supplies. I wonder if he'll say yes! (Maybe I could entice him with chocolate chip cookies.) Anyways, I better run along. Have a fabulous weekend. I'll chat at you again soon.