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I had really high hopes for this week being a test of how well I could work with the girl at home.
I cleared off most of a shelf in my office and filled it with lots of different activities: books, puzzles, projects and fun stuff to try.
My idea was that she would want to hang out in my office and use those things, and I could get work done while she happily played.
Didn’t happen. She didn’t even set foot upstairs from last Saturday through yesterday.
One of the things I set up for her was a collage with old art project.
I’d been going through some of her (and my) old projects and there were some things I thought were ripe for reuse, mostly things with simple lines and bold colors.
I cut one mostly green page into long rectangles for stems. I cut leaf and petal shapes, rectangles, squares and triangles.
I pulled out some paper punches and made large circles, as well as hearts and stars.
The idea was to use them to make spring flowers, which is what I did first.
Then I just used some to make a design.
I hope she’ll still come to this project at some point, and she’ll have my examples as inspiration when she does, but this is a fun way for anyone to give old art a new look. They’re great decorations for a playroom, art area or studio, too.
If you or your kids try this one I’d love to see the results. Add an #ourdailycraft hashtag on Instagram.