Monday, December 17, 2012

Angel Topper


Today we have been taking it pretty easy. I have gotten a cold that is kicking my butt lately. So we laid in bed for most of the morning and afternoon watching cartoons. Virginia wanted to do a craft and I hate saying no to crafts. So I found a super simple craft for today. A paper plate angel that I found on Mess For Less

I managed to find one paper plate left in our craft room. I hand drew the same angel shape from Mess for Less onto the top of the plate. Then I cut around the head and arms of the angel. I kept the plate flat for Virginia to be able to watercolor the angels dress. Of course she tired of watercoloring pretty quick. So she decided to cover the rest of the dress with glitter. Glitter has been her favorite craft supply lately. 

Next I let her draw the face onto the angel. Then we cut strings of yellow yarn for the hair of the angel. Once everything was dried I bent the plate around and taped the back. I think it would have been better to staple. Virginia has a small Christmas tree in her room that use to be Reiggins. We decided to put the angel on top of her Christmas tree. We still need to add a halo but we were missing a yellow pipe cleaner. I think I could have just painted our white pipe cleaner. But Virginia didn't like that idea. 

But best of all Virginia was able to do this craft pretty much all on her own. Giving me time to rest on the couch. 


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Monday, December 17, 2012

Angel Topper



Today we have been taking it pretty easy. I have gotten a cold that is kicking my butt lately. So we laid in bed for most of the morning and afternoon watching cartoons. Virginia wanted to do a craft and I hate saying no to crafts. So I found a super simple craft for today. A paper plate angel that I found on Mess For Less

I managed to find one paper plate left in our craft room. I hand drew the same angel shape from Mess for Less onto the top of the plate. Then I cut around the head and arms of the angel. I kept the plate flat for Virginia to be able to watercolor the angels dress. Of course she tired of watercoloring pretty quick. So she decided to cover the rest of the dress with glitter. Glitter has been her favorite craft supply lately. 

Next I let her draw the face onto the angel. Then we cut strings of yellow yarn for the hair of the angel. Once everything was dried I bent the plate around and taped the back. I think it would have been better to staple. Virginia has a small Christmas tree in her room that use to be Reiggins. We decided to put the angel on top of her Christmas tree. We still need to add a halo but we were missing a yellow pipe cleaner. I think I could have just painted our white pipe cleaner. But Virginia didn't like that idea. 

But best of all Virginia was able to do this craft pretty much all on her own. Giving me time to rest on the couch. 


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