Illness + freezing cold temperatures = A LOT of time spent cooped up in a two-bedroom apartment
To help pass the time, Chuck and I have been doing tons of arts and crafts projects. Luckily, he's got a new interest in painting and gluing. (Yes! My son finally shows some interest in crafting with mommy! Woo hoo!) Here are two Valentine's Day cards that we made together for Chuck's Sunday School teachers and hubby.
(So hubby, once again, do NOT read the bottom of this post...)
1. Painted Fish Valentine's Day Card
Keep reading to see how we made this card (and to see hubby's card....shhh... it's a surprise)...
We used a different kind of painting technique to give the fish their lovely textures and colors.
2. Tape a strip of plastic saran wrap to your covered area. Then, squeeze paint onto the saran wrap.
3. Place another piece of saran wrap on top of your paint.
4. Smoosh around the colors until they mix. Lift the top saran wrap layer to add more colors. (Chuck really really wanted to keep doing this... we actually ran out of red paint. Eeek.)
5. Once your satisfied with your colors, lift off the top layer of saran wrap. Place a piece of paper down over the paint and press it on top of the paint. Pull the paper off and you'll see lovely and colorful results like this...
2. Hubby's Painted Tree Valentine's Day Card
1. Paint a piece of paper with different shades of green.
2. When the paint dries, cut out different heart shapes from the painted paper.
3. Trace your child's hand onto a brown paper bag.
4. Use a glue stick to glue your green hearts onto the top half of a piece of paper (to act as leaves).
5. Then, glue down your hand.
6. Add thumbprints in the leaves.
Stay healthy and happy crafting, friends!