I had this awesome fall printable from Lauren at Mercy Ink, a random assortment of half-used bottles of paint, an old canvas, and some burlap that my mom had given me (burlap is seriously one of my most favorite things...next to coffee...and blue mason jars). Oh, and I also had two adorable, very excited little girls. Perfect. We were all set!
To get a head start, I hot-glued the piece of burlap to my old canvas while the munchkin was napping. After she woke up, we wrapped up and took everything outside to get messy.
I cut around the edges of the printable with scrapbooking scissors while the girlies ran around the yard collecting sticks. We put some of those sticks to good use and made a frame for the print.
This little cutie saw the paint and was ready to go! She didn't care what we were making. (Note: I just had to include the abundance of afternoon sunshine pouring through the trees. I have a weakness for it. Together with this adorable grin, my heart is happy!)
Surprisingly, we managed to make our craft without any major catastrophes or crying spells or getting paint everywhere...I was more than a little impressed.
When little hands are full of paint, there is little time for perfect placement or planning. Just put them wherever...but preferably not on mommy's pants. I LOVE these little hands. God is so good.
This is our fall craft in all its glory and cuteness. The girls were SO proud of it. By this point, however, the munchkin's attention span had been pushed to its limit, and since we were done painting, she was done crafting. In the rest of the pictures, she is a little pink blur. This is as good as it gets. ;)
I am so deeply thankful for every sweet, simple moment with my little loves and
for these priceless pieces of artwork which decorate our house.
"Give thanks to the Lord, for He is good!
For His love endures forever."
~ 1 Chronicles 16:34
Have a beautiful day! :)