Tuesday, December 1, 2015
Murals and Calendars
So I decided I would make him an advent calendar. I used the magic of the internet to find 25 pictures and phrases from the movies. I popped them into my scrap book program so that I could size them down to what I needed. I printed them. I used the same scrapbook program to then print a 4 page picture "banner" (as seen above.
Then I just worked on the back of the picture and cut out the doors with an exacto knife and taped the picture there. Wrote the numbers on the doors with silver glitter paint and voila! A calendar for cost of paper and ink. And a very happy boy.
I know it might not fly for some kids. But this guy is artistic and creative so he was thrilled by the idea that it was made by hand.
We also started our annual Christmas mural today. KC's idea was to have Santa's workshop and have us all be elves. One elf making toys, another baking etc. Kirsty put up the paper last night and the drawing and painting has commenced. This is an exceptionally enjoyable activity because it is something anyone can add to when they have a few minutes and just want to do something to de-stress. Every year I wonder if this is going to be the year that they roll their eyes and say how "over" these traditions they are. And I am so very grateful that year has not yet arrived!