Monday, January 4, 2016

Christmas 2016: From Fine Art to Fun Art

First let me wish all my readers, viewers, followers, friends and family a very Happy New Year! My goal for 2016 is to have a fulfilling year full of art, family, and friends, with a sprinkling of adventure. I wish you all the same!

We were so fortunate to have our daughters, son-in-law and 4 grandchildren here to celebrate the holidays. We were missing our oldest granddaughter, who had been with us at Thanksgiving.

We really enjoyed the day that my sister Janice came up to visit before December 25th. She and Hannah got some good reading in!
One of the phrases that most tickled me when some of the family lived with us more than a year ago, was Hannah (the youngest) asking, "Mimi, can we do a cwaft?" So before the kids arrived, I spent some time on Pinterest (what a resource) looking for some crafty projects that would work for our wide age range. 

Here are some of the results.

Sharpie colored plastic cups, softened in the oven then flattened.

Pine cone owls.

Santa in the chimney
And then there was some thoughtful gift making.

Angelica and Marin filled jars with thoughts of appreciation for a couple of special people ( mom and BFFs)

The last project was making snowmen out of white socks. (Hannah has a lot of problems keeping her shirt on. I guess it was a hot project :)

We had no crew socks in our house, so we had to raid our neighbors. Luckily they had a drawer full of mismatched white socks.

After the kids had their snowmen, they made up some great scenarios for their new characters.
Snowmen visiting Lego Town.
Sock-snowmen playing checkers.

And finally, the family portrait. Have a wonderful January!

1 comment:

Ruth Armitage said...

Those cwafts are so cute, and so are the kids. I love Christmas at your house!