Friday, April 15, 2011

All that Glitters

This is not going to be a cutting edge craft post, but recently, I happened upon some sequin confetti, and thought "where has confetti been all my life?" You guys, it's the best. It's so easy and uncomplicated to enjoy, and adds the perfect little embellishment to drawings. We don't do a ton of art projects around here that involve more than paper, markers and colored pencils...and the occasional stamps, but only when M isn't around. Why, you ask? Because of more than one traumatic kid-crafting experience that ended with all of us nearly in tears.

But this. This is an easy, surefire way to make all involved happy. We grabbed some construction paper, crayons and glue, and went for it. I like to cover my tabletops with Kraft paper whenever glue is involved. Spending my evening scraping up glue bits is not my idea of a good time. I'd rather be watching Swamp People, you know?

Can we please just take a moment to observe the state of our crayons:

No matter how many new boxes I buy, the majority are reduced to pieces in no time. This would have driven me batty when I was little.

S is almost always the first one to jump into anything art related.

I love the open-mouth concentration look.

And I love how these little feet don't touch the ground.

At first, H didn't want to fool with the sequins, but I finally convinced him that there are few things scarier than a dragon with sequin eyes.

So in conclusion, it's all about the little things -- especially sparkly little things. And projects that don't lead to tears. And yelling. And locking myself in the bathroom.

Have a great weekend, and be sure to check in next week for a big giveaway! I know, a giveaway? Yes! And it's going to be huge...
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