I think I told you all that I’ve worked things out that I will have Kelli and Kalissa’s kids (three of my grandkids) on Mondays and Fridays for childcare. Well, one of my old childcare families asked to join us on Fridays and I decided that would be okay. Last Friday was the first day for them to come.
The two girls love art projects. They love crafts. So when they got here I had a bunch of scraps left out on the kitchen island from cutting out my quilt and the girls wanted to play with them. In my mind, I couldn’t figure out how they were going to play with them but then something hit me. I had an idea.
I cut the pieces of fabric down into smaller pieces. I gave the kids a canvas board (I bought mine HERE on Amazon), some watered down glue and paintbrushes- plus the fabric scraps.
The kids painted the watered-down glue onto the canvas and then put the scraps on the glue. Carver loved doing this…see?
Once they were done they painted Modge Podge over the fabric.
Here is how it looked after the Modge Podge was painted on it.
This was how they looked midway through drying. The kids put a pretty thick coat on so it took a bit to dry.
Sadly the kids took them when they left and I didn’t get a good picture of a finished one….I think you get the idea though.
I planned on sitting down and making one with them that looked like a flower but Gannon needed some attention and by the time I was done with helping him, the kids were wrapping up the project. I do want to make one at some point. How fun would it be to make one with the scraps of a fabric line in the shape of one of the blocks from the quilt? Oh my. This has me wanting to make one when the kids aren’t around.
They did like this project and it wasn’t terribly messy either.