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Saturday, October 22, 2011

DIY Art Project For Fall!

What do you get when you have a beautiful Fall day in the 70’s, and add a walk with your nine year old granddaughter?

An Art Project! A Fall Collage!!
We took a walk to try, and find leaves, and pretty pieces from nature to make a collage.
The plan:
Sweet granddaughter would arrange, and place Fall goodies, and Grammy would do the hot glue.

What you will need:

One child with a great imagination, and potential to become a little designer in the future.

A walk in the park

Hot glue gun

A piece of scrap wood

A wood chop stick for child to use to press down leaves once Grammy applies hot glue( no pinkies were burned  in the making of this collage.)

What you will get:
Time to sit, and marvel at how creative your young artist is and watch how they can create beauty.

The Process:

Sarahs Fall Art Collage 2011 Oct 004 (800x600)
She decided she would start with the left side first and then work her way to the right……..

Sarahs Fall Art Collage 2011 Oct 005 (800x600)

Sarahs Fall Art Collage 2011 Oct 006 (800x600)
Right side: She was very careful in placing the bean pods, and the fun little round berries, just so. I had so much fun watching her little mind at work. She was so strategic in the placement of each piece and she actually had a method all her own.(Grammy set back and watched with pride!)

The Finished Product!
Sarahs Fall Art Collage 2011 Oct 003 (800x600)
Sarahs Fall Art Collage 2011 Oct 007 (800x600)
So if you have an extra hour, or so in your day, and need some fresh air, take a walk with someone you love and see all that God has to offer. I feel like I had a little piece of heaven today……..

Happy Fall !


Mary Ann Pickett said...

Yes...you are really blessed.

NanaDiana said...

I love to do stuff like this with the kids! It is wonderful to watch those minds working, isn't it? Looks like you had a wonderful day! xo Diana

La Vie Quotidienne said...

Definately a budding artist! What a wonderful way to spend the day...and it certainly was a beautiful one.(-:

Wendi @ Classic Chic Home said...

What a lovely way to spend a day! Your granddaughter created a wonderful piece of art, and both of you created a special memory.
~ Wendi ~

Splendid Sass said...

So precious! I look forward to grandchildren! Such a wonderful job she did here!!
Thank you for sharing.

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

Oh Kathysue, how fun. She did such a great job with all her bits of nature that she found. How neat. So glad you two got to spend a few hours having fun. Hugs, Marty

helen tilston said...

Hi Kathysue
What a fun day and doing a project which you both enjoyed. She has a great eye for form and shape.
My best

Ivy Clad said...

How neat! I think you're right about a little piece of heaven.


Unknown said...

great project I like to do this sort of thing with my son collecting leaves & berries to make artwork an excuse to get outside in the crisp fresh air

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

How sweet is that, Kathysue! You are such a good Grammy to encourage her creativity! I do believe she will be another designer! Happy Sunday, my sweet friend!...hugs...Debbie

Karen said...

Your granddaughter will cherish the memories you made that day. What a gift you gave her.

The enchanted home said...

So sweet.....nothing is as sweet and innocent and beautiful as seeing things through the eyes of a child. So happy you got to experience that special time with your granddaughter, no doubt a day that you will both remember and cherish for a long long time!!

vignette design said...

How fun Kathysue! Love the creativity!

kayce hughes said...

so fun. I seem to burn myself whenever I am near a hot glue gun.

Pinky at Designs by Pinky said...

Oh how lucky you are to hvae had this time with your granddaughter. I see the DESIGNER in her too! Wonderful memories for you both. XO, Pinky

Georgica Pond said...

Lovely project to do with your granddaughter and what a pretty result. Sure beats TV!

Mona Thompson Providence Ltd. said...

Making memories like this is the best...

Linda Hartong said...

It sounds like the perfect day!!

Anonymous said...

Your granddaughter must LOVE you!! I would save this forever. So very very sweet. xo


These are the times you will remember forever...so sweet!

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