Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Art Project

Eight-year-old granddaughter Emmy jumped out of the car after traveling 600 miles to our home for 4th of July week, gave me a full-on hug, and announced that "when you come to visit, you bring projects for us to do, and when Auntie came to visit us, she brought us a project to do, so now *I* brought a project for you and Auntie to do!!!"

That she did. She brought the essential supplies, and she led the project.

Paper + shaving cream + food coloring + a ruler + plastic trays + wooden skewers = bookmarks : )

shaving cream bookmarks
each one 2x5"; shaving cream and food coloring on paper
abstract
2018

11 comments:

  1. Must be lovely to have grandchildren who bring such beautiful projects to your house!

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    1. TOTALLY lovely! Emmy brought all the supplies and an abundant supply of enthusiasm, and she was a great teacher. I loved being the student, and now I've made myself several beautiful new bookmarks—and we all know I love handpainted bookmarks : )

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  2. So FUN! Like grandmother, like granddaughter. Love these glorious bookmarks!

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    1. Thanks, Jen. You and Emmy would have a ball together—you are both gals who live with an exclamation point always at hand.

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  3. What a creative granddaughter! Shaving cream and food coloring! What will they think of next! Marvelous!

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    1. Fun, yes? I don't know where she heard about the idea but I so love that she thought to share it with me and my sister. And I love the resulting bookmarks!

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  4. LOVE these Dotty, and all of the preparation and enthusiasm Emmy brought into them!

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    1. Oh my gosh, Emmy was so sweet and so enthusiastically owning the whole undertaking, and aren't the bookmarks beautiful? Glad you like them, too.

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  5. Shaving cream? How fun! Cool how they turned out ;)

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    1. This was a delightfully accessible art project, offering quick and pleasing results, but one that I'm guessing could be revisited again and again and taken to all sorts of new places.

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